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John Ramsdell John A. Ramsdell
Full Name: John A. Ramsdell
Other surnames: Ramsdale
Date of birth: August 23, 1824
Date of death: 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 76 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Burnet / Burnet   Burnet, Lampasas
(1) Postoffice, Burnet. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Burnet County. House Journal.
(3) Home address, Lampasas; home county, Lampasas. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Postoffice, Burnet. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(5) Home county, Lampasas. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Birth date 8/23/1824 in state of New York. "Mr. Ramsdell came to Texas in 1867, lived three years in Lampasas and then removed to Burnet county, where he has since been engaged in agriculture and stock-raising." Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 lists John A. Ramsdell, post office: Lampasas, Lampasas, born in Vermont. Census of 1880 lists John A. Ramsdell, Burnet, 6-PCT, born in Vermont. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Name of J.A. Ramsdale, of Burnet, put into nomination for State Representative; Joe F. Brown of San Saba nominated. "Over the State: San Saba: Nominating a Candidate for Representative," Galveston Daily News, 9/8/1880, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Born 8/23/1824 in Rutland, Vermont; died 1906 in Isle of the Pines, Colombia, West Indies. "John A. Ramsdell was a member of the Texas Legislature and owned a mining company in Burnet County in the 1880's." Message board posting, RAMSDELL-L Archives, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Ramsdell, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Capitol Contract (Co-Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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