James Price Hague

Full Name: James Price Hague
Date of birth: March 8, 1849
Date of death: December 3, 1895

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 75 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 24, 1879 16th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Republican El Paso / El Paso   Crockett, El Paso, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green

(1) Description of election contest, 1/14/1879, p. 2. "There is to be a contest from the El Paso district between Mr. J.P. Hague, of El Paso, and Capt. Ike Mullens, of Tom Green . . . " Hague was an El Paso lawyer and Mullens a frontierman and rancher. Austin Statesman.
(2) J.P. Hague, El Paso, Republican, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Committee on credentials reported two claimants for the 75th district, I.P. Hague and Isaac Mullens, and found I.P. Hague "entitled prima facie to be seated," 1/14/1879, p. 6. Report of committee on privileges and elections recommending Isaac Mullens be sworn in and take his seat, 1/24/1879, pp. 141-142. Special order, resolution adopted and Isaac Mullens sworn 1/24/1879, p. 146. House Journal.
(4) Isaac Mullens, in election contest 1/23/1879, sworn the same day, unseated I.P. Hague. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • I.P. Hague on opening day of 16th Legislature, 1/14/1879, p. 6; J.P. Hague, contestee, in committee report on election contest, 1/24/1879, p. 141, and index, p. 1420. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Judge James P. Hague, "pioneer El Paso attorney, at 21, brought his 16-year-old bride to El Paso in 1871 . . . Judge Hague was appointed district attorney in 1871 by Gov. E.J. Davis." "James P. Hague Home Stood on Site of Times Building: First El Paso District Attorney Bought Place for Youthful Bride in 1873," 8/21/1935, p. 5. El Paso Herald Post.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, James P. Hague, pp. 351-354. Out of the Desert: The Historical Romance of El Paso, 1923.
  • Obituary, James Price Hague, "Judge Hague Is Dead," El Paso International Daily Times, 12/6/1895, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Born 1848 in Cass County, Missouri. Married F.E. Brink of Jefferson in 1870 and shortly afterward was appointed El Paso district attorney by Governor Davis. Republican nominee for Attorney General of Texas in 1890. Died Wednesday night, 12/3/1895, in San Antonio.
    "In Memoriam: Resolutions on the Death of the late Judge J.P. Hague," El Paso bar association, El Paso International Daily Times, 12/10/1895, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Died 12/4/1895 in San Antonio. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). In Memoriam Obituary

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - James P. Hague, El Paso, El Paso County, age 31, born circa 1849 in Missouri, lawyer, wife Flora E. FamilySearch.
  • James P. Hague, El Paso County, p. 36. Born 3/8/1849 in Barry County, Missouri, district attorney Twentieth Judicial District. Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77, 1877.

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  

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