Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

James Tracy James Tracy
Full Name: James G. Tracy
Date of birth: December 13, 1835
Date of death: February 23, 1889

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Republican Houston / Harris   Harris, Montgomery

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(3) 13th Legislature - Senators elect qualified and took their seats, 1/14/1873, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) 13th Legislature - Republican, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and party switches, p. 150, "by 1868, however, Tracy had become a Radical, courting the black voters of Houston . . . by 1870 he was chairman of state Republican executive committee"; Election challenged, pp. 162-164, 166, 168. [Also mentioned as Republican party chairman after 1871 elections, p. 143.] The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • James G. Tracy, born ca. 1835 in Illinois, spouse Sarah E. Tracy, Census of 1870 and 1880, Houston, Harris County. Ancestry.com.
  • J.G. Tracy, Houston, Harris County, born in Illinois, printer, age 38 (born ca. 1835). Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • James G. Tracy, birth date 12/13/1835, death date 2/23/1889, grave marker photo, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "The Late J.G. Tracy," 2/26/1889, p. 6; telegram received 2/24/1889 regarding death of Colonel James G. Tracy, "prominent in state republican politics and at that time edited a strong republican paper." Galveston Daily News.
  • Career as printer of Houston Union and official state printer, For Free Press and Equal Rights: Republican Newspapers in the Reconstruction South, Richard H. Abbott, Chapter 5, p. 78. Google Books.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Tracy, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. James Tracy, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Education  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Printing  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.