Samuel Jackson Isaacks

Full Name: Samuel Jackson "Sam" Isaacks
Date of birth: February 18, 1869
Date of death: October 29, 1956

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 105-1 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 28, 1954 53rd (1)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 89-1 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 89-1 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 89-1 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 89-1 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 89-1 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 89-1 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 89-1 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 59 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Elgin / Bastrop   Bastrop

(1) Miss Maude Isaacks, in special election 3/6/1954, sworn 3/15/1954, succeeded Samuel J. Isaacks, resigned 1/28/1954. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch (Maud Isaacks). With Anita Blair, one of the first two women to serve in the Texas House from the same district at the same time. First woman to succeed a father (Samuel Jackson Isaacks) in the legislature, in 1954. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • ISAACKS, MAUD (1885?-1980). Relatives: Samuel Jackson Isaacks - father, Maud Isaacks - daughter. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, December 1956, p. 799. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Death Takes S.J. Isaacks, E.P. Pioneer," 10/29/1956, pp. 1, 25. El Paso Herald Post.
  • Samuel Jackson Isaacks (1869-1956), burial in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Includes photos, obituary from El Paso-Times 10/30/1956 Find a Grave.
  • Biographical note, p. 222. The Legal Heritage of El Paso, 1963.


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Committee Information top

53rd R.S. - 1953
Judicial Districts  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
52nd R.S. - 1951
Common Carriers  
Judiciary (Chair) 
Public Lands and Buildings  
51st R.S. - 1949
Election Laws Study, Special  
50th R.S. - 1947
Constitutional Amendments  
Interstate Cooperation  
Judiciary (Chair) 
49th R.S. - 1945
Judiciary and Uniform State Laws (Chair) 
Local and Uncontested Bills  
48th R.S. - 1943
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, and City of San Antonio, Investigation, Special  
Judiciary and Uniform State Laws (Chair) 
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
47th R.S. - 1941
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Judiciary (Vice Chair) 
Public Lands and Buildings  
46th R.S. - 1939
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Public Lands and Buildings  
School Districts  
Social Security Program Financing, Special  
28th R.S. - 1903
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  

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