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J.S. Griffith John Summerfield Griffith
Full Name: John Summerfield Griffith
Date of birth: June 17, 1829
Date of death: August 6, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Terrell / Kaufman   Kaufman, Rains, Van Zandt, Wood
H 27 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Rockwall / Kaufman   Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt

(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.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • GRIFFITH, JOHN SUMMERFIELD (1829-1901). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 83-85. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 166-168. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Texas Cavalry; Texas State Troops, Brigadier General. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 268-271. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • John Summerfield Griffith. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 24, 112-113, Plate No. 45. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.S. Griffith, 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
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Printing (Chair) 
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Stores and Storing  

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