J.T. Ellis, Jr.

John Taylor Ellis, Jr.

Full Name: John Taylor Ellis, Jr.
Date of birth: September 7, 1898
Date of death: January 28, 1992

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38-1 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 6, 1958 55th (1)   Democrat Weslaco / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
H 38-1 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Weslaco / Hidalgo   Hidalgo

(1) Ellis resigned 1/6/1958. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 52nd Legislature, R.S., HSR 152. Judge John Taylor Ellis, Sr. Relatives: John Taylor Ellis, Sr. - father, John Taylor Ellis, Jr. - son. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., HR 77. John Taylor Ellis, Jr. Death date 1/27/1992. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Colonel John Taylor Ellis, Jr., 1/31/1992, p. 25. Austin American-Statesman.

Military Service Notes

  • "Colonel Ellis served with the 36th Texas National Guard Division during World War I, and the 4th Infantry USA in the Army of Occupation in Germany following the Armistice. In 1940, he organized and commanded Company D Texas Defense Guard. In 1944, he assisted in the organization of the First Airborne Task Force of the Invasion of Southern France. In recognition he received the Legion of Merit. Subsequent duty included Army Ground Forces Liaison Officer between Washington, D.C. and all European Theatre Airborne Units." Austin American-Statesman.
  • United States Army, Colonel. Military grave marker, John Taylor Ellis, Jr., birth date 9/7/1898, death date 1/28/1992, burial in Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell County. Find a Grave.
  • Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I, 36th Division (Texas and Oklahoma National Guard). RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.

Other Resources

  • John T. Ellis, birth date 9/7/1898, death date 1/28/1992 in Caldwell County, Texas. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index.
  • 55th Legislature, Regular and Called Session - birth date 9/8/1898. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

55th R.S. - 1957
Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Military and Veteran's Affairs  
54th R.S. - 1955
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations  
Military and Veteran's Affairs  

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