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J. Harvey Shell J. Harvey Shell
Full Name: James Harvey Shell
Date of birth: April 21, 1884
Date of death: July 20, 1963

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Gregory / San Patricio   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
H 70 Apr 28, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th (1)   Democrat Gregory / San Patricio   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
H 70 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Gregory / San Patricio   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
H 70 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Gregory / San Patricio   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
H 70 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Gregory / San Patricio   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
H 70 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Gregory / San Patricio   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
(1) J. Harvey Shell, in special election 4/19/1947, sworn 4/28/1947, succeeded Henry L. Atkinson, died 3/15/1947. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Other Resources
  • James Harvey Shell, birth date 4/21/1884, death date 7/20/1963, interment in Gregory Cemetery, Gregory, San Patricio County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Harvey Shell of Gregory Dies July 20," Refugio County Record, 7/22/1963, p. 1, "former state representative for 14 years . . . He and his father, the late J.H. Shell, engineered in 1903 the first irrigation program in Calhoun County for rice farming." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. Harvey Shell, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. Harvey Shell, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. Harvey Shell, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. Harvey Shell, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. Harvey Shell, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 47th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties  
    Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
    Rules  
    School Districts  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Banks and Banking  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Motor Traffic  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Appropriations  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Game and Fisheries (Vice Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Appropriations  
    Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
    Liquor Traffic  
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Appropriations  
    Commerce and Manufacturers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Public Lands and Buildings Committee Minutes, Special  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Agriculture  
    Banks and Banking  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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