James Madison Cotten

Full Name: James Madison Cotten
Date of birth: March 11, 1920
Date of death: March 8, 2014

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 62 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1) (2)   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Hood, Parker, Wise
H 72 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (3)   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Jack, Parker, Wise
H 72 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Jack, Parker, Wise
H 72 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Jack, Parker, Wise

(1) Cotten took oath of office for the 58th Legislature early—on Thursday, 11/8/1962. Dallas Morning News.
(2) Sworn 11/8/1962. Oaths of Office.
(3) "Wilson Opinion Awaited on Exact End of Terms" reports "a legislator can hold office until his successor has qualified or until 'the first of the year. . .'" State canvassing board to certify results of November election on 11/23/1962. Dallas Morning News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army Air Forces, World War II. Obituary, James Madison Cotten, 3/8/2014. Weatherford Democrat, 1895.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

58th R.S. - 1963
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Interstate Cooperation  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
57th R.S. - 1961
Appropriations (Chair) 
Common Carriers  
Local and Uncontested Bills  
Revenue and Taxation  
56th R.S. - 1959
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Highways and Roads  
Local and Uncontested Bills (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
Saving Taxes  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  
55th R.S. - 1957
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Insurance Company of Texas (ICT), Investigation, Special  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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