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J.M. Hunter James M. Hunter
Full Name: James M. Hunter
Date of birth: December 24, 1829
Date of death: August 31, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 73 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2)   Democrat Mason / Mason   Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Uvalde

(1) "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, "Hunter's case considered" and "Hunter released from custody." Describes debate about removing Hunter from arrest and his release. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Resolutions and point of order, 7/29/1876, pp. 716-718 - "That the Hon. J. M. Hunter, in so absenting himself, is in contempt of the House and is no longer entitled to a seat as member of this House." Motions to excuse Mr. Hunter, 7/29/1876, pp. 722, 723, 728. Brought in under arrest by Sergeant at Arms and interrogated by Speaker, 8/1/1876, p. 736. Excused from arrest, 8/2/1876, pp. 747-748. House Journal. August 1, 1876 August 2, 1876 July 29, 1876
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • James M. Hunter, birth date 12/24/1829 in Buncombe County, NC, death date 8/31/1907 in Mason, TX; "Major James M. Hunter," biographical sketch in Frontier Times, Vol. 6, No. 1, October 1928. Hunter Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 141. Born 1839 in NC. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical sketch, "Judge James M. Hunter," pp. 561-566. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas, 1900.
  • Census of 1870 - James Hunter, Mason, Mason County, age 40, born circa 1830 in North Carolina, justice of the peace, living in household with Thellipine Hunter, Laura, Ema, Marie, and John. FamilySearch.
  • James M. Hunter, birth date 12/24/1829 on headstone, death date 8/31/1907, spouse Phillipina Hunter, burial in Crosby Cemetery, Mason County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.M. Hunter, 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.
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    15th R.S. - 1876
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