James Finlay

James Finlay

Full Name: James Finlay, Sr.
Date of birth: September 1, 1879
Date of death: April 30, 1966

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 93 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Fife / McCulloch   Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba
H 93 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Fife / McCulloch   Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba
H 93 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Lohn / McCulloch   Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba
H 93 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Fife / McCulloch   Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba

(1) Lohn. House Journal.
(2) Lohn, McCulloch County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Fife. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Brief biography excerpted from McCulloch County History, Vol. I. "Mr. Finlay, an independent Democrat, served eight years in the Texas legislature as representative of the 93rd district composed of McCulloch, San Saba, and Lampasas counties. Incidentally he established a record for consecutive terms in the three-county district." TXGenWeb Project.

Other Resources

  • James Finlay, Sr., birth date 9/1/1879 in Travis County; death date 4/30/1966 in Brady, McCulloch County; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James Finlay, birth date 9/1/1879, permanent home address in Fife, McCulloch County, mdse. & farmer, wife Mary E. Finlay; draft registration 9/12/1918 in McCulloch County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • James Finlay, birth date 9/1/1879, death date 4/30/1966, burial in Fife Cemetery, Fife, McCulloch County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.


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Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
State Affairs  
State Treasury, Investigate  
40th R.S. - 1927
Game and Fisheries (Vice Chair) 
Lobbying Activities, Investigation  
Public Health  
State Affairs  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
39th R.S. - 1925
Conservation and Reclamation  
Game and Fisheries  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
School Districts  
38th R.S. - 1923
Game and Fisheries  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Public Lands and Buildings  
School Districts  

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