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Jacob E. Freeman Jacob E. Freeman
Full Name: Jacob E. Freeman
Other surnames: Freman
Date of birth: 1841
Date of death: 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37 Feb 19, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton
H 13 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (3) (4)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton
(1) Jacob E. Freeman, in election contest 2/19/1879, sworn the same day, unseated Isaac N. Dennis. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(3) Hempstead, Waller County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(4) Republican. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Jacob E. (J.E.) Freeman (Freman). Born Alabama, ca. 1841, died date, place unknown. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • Biography, p. 262. Born in 1831. Roster lists age as 43. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 43. Birth year 1841, death year 1900, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics." The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • FREEMAN, JACOB E. (ca.1841-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jacob E. Freeman, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
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