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W.S.J. Adams W.S.J. Adams
Full Name: W. S. J. Adams
Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: December 10, 1883

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 3, 1876 15th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Callahan, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Jones, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor

(1) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) W.J.S. Adams, Comanche County. Resignation letter and Gov. Coke's transmittal letter to Speaker, 8/3/1876, pp. 755-756. House Journal. April 18, 1876 August 3, 1876
(3) Adams resigned 8/3/1876. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Democrat. Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77, 1877.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, W.S.J. Adams, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1843, pp. 137-139. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • "Over the state - Colorado," 12/10/1883, p. 1. Col. W.J.S. Adams, prominent lawyer of "this place" and ex-member of state legislature, died 12/10/1883. Galveston Daily News.
  • W.S.J. Adams, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Entry for wife Ora Alice Page, p. 456, mentions late Col. W.S.J. Adams, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, prominent lawyer, died in Colorado, Texas, 12/10/1883. The genealogy of the descendants of Henry Kingsbury, of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass., 1905.
  • W.S.J. Adams. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • W.S.J. Adams. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.S.J. Adams, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Arrangements, Prepare for Reception of Portrait of General Tom Green on the 4th of July  
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Capitol Grounds, Investigation of Superintendent F. Voigt  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Indian Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Penitentiary  

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