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John R. King John R. King
Full Name: John Rhodes King
Date of birth: March 24, 1816
Date of death: May 17, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 82 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Stockdale / Wilson   Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson
H 82 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (5)   Democrat Stockdale / Wilson   Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson
H 63 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Seguin / Guadalupe   Guadalupe
(1) Karnes County. House Journal.
(2) Home address, Stockdale; home county, Wilson. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Postoffice, Stockdale. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(4) Home county, Wilson. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • JOHN RHODES KING (1816-1898). "On February 15, 1876, King was elected a county commissioner, and in 1877 Stockdale was laid out as a townsite on land partially belonging to him." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in Eyewitness Descriptions: the Battle of Salado and Dawson Massacre, 1900.
  • Mentioned in SEGUIN, TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in Under the Live Oak Tree: a History of Seguin, 1988.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John R. King, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John R. King, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Judicial Districts  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Governor's Mansion  
    Indian Affairs  
    Military Affairs  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Claims and Accounts  
    Indian Affairs  
    Military Affairs  
    Protection of Western Frontier, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Public Lands  
     

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