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John Mathis John Manson Mathis
Full Name: John Manson Mathis, Sr.
Date of birth: September 8, 1870
Date of death: December 1, 1937

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19-5 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 19-5 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 69 Feb 26, 1918 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (2)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.
(2) John M. Mathis, Sr., in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Sam D.W. Low, resigned after 3rd Called Session. 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
  • 43rd Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Resolution expressing appreciation for services of Representatives John Mathis, Sr. and T.H. McGregor, p. 414. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • John Manson Mathis biographical sketch, pp. 178-179. Relatives: John M. Mathis - son-in-law; Wiley Jones - father-in-law. Democratic elector in 1912; former member and chairman of Eighth District Democratic Committee. Texas Under Many Flags, HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 1997, A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Other Resources
  • Died 12/1/1937. Card File.
  • Census of 1880 - J.S. Mathis household, Henderson, Rusk County; sons include Leonidas H. Mathis and John Mathis, and daughter Annie Mathis. FamilySearch.
  • "Fuller Charges to Be Taken Up Today," 8/16/1917, pp. 1, 8. Describes resignation of John M. Mathis of Brenham as a University of Texas regent. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Mathis, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Mathis, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Mathis, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Congressional Districts  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Banks and Banking  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Private Corporations (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  

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