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J.H. Towery John Henry Towery
Full Name: John Henry Towery
Date of birth: April 2, 1862
Date of death: July 8, 1941

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 54 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Henderson
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "J.H. Towery, 71, Dies at Athens," 7/11/1941, p. 13, Athens, special to The Telegraph. "He also served as a member of the legislature from this county in 1931." Tyler Morning Telegraph.
  • Other Resources
  • J.H. Towery, marriage to Anna Larue 9/28/1904 in Athens, Henderson County.
    Census of 1930 - John H. Towery, Athens, Henderson County, age 67, born circa 1863 in Kentucky, salesman/oil leases, spouse Anna L. FamilySearch. 1930 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • John Henry Towery, birth date 4/2/1862, death date 7/8/1941 in Houston, retired merchant, burial or removal in Palestine, father F.L. Towery, mother Belinda Roberts. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Spouse Anna LaRue Towery (1876-1935), burial in Athens Cemetery, Henderson County. Obituary in Athens Review 11/14/1935 mentions former Representative J.H. Towery, marriage date 9/28/1905. Find a Grave.
  • "Blackford," The Crittenden Press (Marion, Kentucky), mentions "John Henry Towery of Athens, Texas, a former Caldwell county (Kentucky) boy" on a trip, 6/18/1920, p. 8. Newspapers.com.
  • 42nd Legislature (1931) - J.H. Towery, postoffice Athens, Henderson County, nativity Kentucky, age 69 (born circa 1862), retired, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.H. Towery, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  

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