James Washington

James H. Washington

Full Name: James H. Washington
Date of birth: May 1, 1850
Date of death: December 23, 1916

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Republican Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Madison, Walker

(1) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) J.H. Washington present for oath of office, 1/14/1873, pp. 3-5. House Journal.
(3) Richard Williams and James Washington won seats in contested election and did not take seats until February 1873 (along with Henry Phelps, late because of illness), p. 41. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary. SB 667 SCR 13
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Legislative Policy. SB 667 SCR 13

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • Mentioned pp. 147-154. From Slave to Statesman, 1993.
  • Mentioned in Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants, 1970.

Photographs

  • Photograph. James Washington, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. James Washington, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Apportionment  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debt  

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