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James W. Sims James W. Sims
Full Name: James W. Sims
Other surnames: Simms
Date of birth: 1805
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Clarksville / Red River   Bowie, Red River
H 2 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (3)     Clarksville / Red River   Red River
H 21 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (4)     Clarksville / Red River   Red River
(1) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/7/1859, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(2) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(3) 5th Legislature - City/county, pp. 457-461. House Journal.
(4) Col. Joseph H. Burks listed as candidate for Senator; Maj. James W. Sims and Andrew J. Titus for Legislature. The Northern Standard (Clarksville), 8/2/1851, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Name listed, James W. Sims (opening day roll call, p. 2), J.W. Simms, native of Tennessee, age 53, immigrated 1837, Red River county, farmer, Clarksville post office (Senate roster, p. 604). Senate Journal. 8th Leg., p. 2
  • 8th Leg., p. 604
    Other Resources
  • Name listed, James W. Sims. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Name listed, James W. Sims, pp. 302, 305. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James W. Sims, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Apportionment  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Indian Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Treasurer's Books and Accounts  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Education  
    Internal Improvements  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Enumeration  
    State Affairs  
     

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