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John Woods John Woods
Full Name: John Woods
Date of birth: November 13, 1839
Date of death: March 14, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   19th (2)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca Senate President Pro Tempore (20th)   Colorado, Gonzales, Lavaca, Wharton
H 69 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (3)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Lavaca
(1) 20th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/4/1887, Regular Session; and 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "credentials of the new members were presented" and "had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
(3) Party affiliation listed as Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 264. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 344. Born in Alabama, settled in Lavaca County 1853, marriage to Mary E. Ricinger of Fayette County. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume I, John Woods, pp. 345-347. President of Woods National Bank of San Antonio, born in Alabama, son of John and Elizabeth (Foley) Woods, settled in Lavaca County 1853. Served in House of Representatives and Senate from Lavaca County. Marriage to Miss Mary Rabb in 1861, two sons W.F. and W.G. Lee Woods, removed to Del Rio, Val Verde County, in 1889. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated, 1907.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, John Woods and son W.G. Lee Woods, pp. 311-313. John Woods married Mary E. (Reishinger) Woods. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • John S. Woods, birth date 11/13/1839 in Rodgersville, Alabama; death date 3/14/1915 in San Antonio; father John Woods, mother Mary Elizabeth Foley. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976. Amendment to certificate of death Certificate of death
  • John E. Woods, birth date 11/13/1839, death date 3/14/1915, obituary from San Antonio Light, 3/15/1915, interment in Anchor Masonic Lodge Cemetery, San Antonio. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "John Woods Dies," 3/15/1915, p. 5. Formerly president of Woods' National Bank, survived by sons W.F. Woods of San Antonio and W.G. Lee Woods of Del Rio. San Antonio Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Woods, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Woods, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Woods, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Deficiency in Public School Fund and Delay in Payments of Interest on Land Notes  
    Fraudulent Renditions of Property for Taxation  
    Frontier Protection  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Health  
    Public Printing  
    Purchase of Asylum Lund  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Claims and Accounts  
    Contingent Expense (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Printing  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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