J.L. Camp

John Lafayette Camp, Sr.

Full Name: John Lafayette Camp, Sr.
Date of birth: February 20, 1828
Date of death: July 16, 1891

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 13, 1874 - Mar 13, 1875 14th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Smith, Upshur

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Camp resigned 3/13/1875. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 14th Legislature, 2nd Session, p. 600 - Resignation letter to Governor Richard Coke dated 3/12/1875, to take effect 3/13/1875, and letter from Secretary of State accepting resignation, 3/13/1875. Senate Journal.
(4) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, John La Fayette Camp. Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names By Judge Z.T. Fulmore, Austin, Texas. Genealogy Trails.
  • CAMP, JOHN LAFAYETTE (1828-1891). Relatives: John Lafayette Camp., Sr. - father; John Lafayette Camp, Jr. - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 111. Mentioned, pp. 40, 60. A History of Upshur County, Texas, 1966.
  • Biographical sketch, "Camp Firm in Existence 127 Years," December 1976, pp. 1071-1072. John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was an "able and conservative Democrat." Relatives: John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was father of John Lafayette Camp, Jr., and grandfather of W.N. Camp. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 14th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • John Lafayette Camp. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 26, 116, Plate No. 48. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.L. Camp, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Comptroller and Treasurer  
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Removal of Judge Martin Wheeler, 5th Judicial District  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs  
Superintendent of Public Instruction  

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