Jesse R. Smith

Jesse Richard Smith

Full Name: Jesse Richard Smith
Other surnames: Jessie
Date of birth: May 2, 1872
Date of death: November 29, 1954

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 24 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 8, 1929 39th (2) (3) (4)   40th (1)   Democrat Breckenridge / Stephens   Callahan, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton

(1) 40th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 39th Legislature - All 31 Senators were elected on November 4, 1924, per Secretary of State, oath of office administered, 1/13/1925, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) Jessie R. Smith. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Ex-State Senator, Jesse Smith, Dies," 11/30/1954, p. 6-A. Jesse R. Smith, birth date 5/2/1872, death date 11/29/1954. State senator 1925-1929. Married to Mrs. Irene Smith 1/4/1943 in the State Senate chamber in Austin. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Jesse Richard Smith, birth date 5/2/1872 in Tennessee; death date 11/29/1954 in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas; rancher. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Jesse R. Smith, obituary, birth date 5/2/1872, death date 11/29/1954, burial in Breckenridge Cemetery, Breckenridge, Stephens County. Find a Grave.
  • Smith, Jesse R. - of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - Jesse R. Smith, postoffice Breckenridge, Stevens [sic] County, nativity Tennessee, age 52 (born circa 1875), farmer, banker, Democrat, member of former legislatures: 39th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

40th R.S. - 1927
Congressional Districts  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Internal Improvements (Vice Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Health  
Public Printing  
State Institutions and Departments  
State Penitentiaries  
39th R.S. - 1925
Civil Jurisprudence  
Congressional Districts  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements (Vice Chair) 
Penitentiary Investigating Committee  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Highways and Motor Traffic as of 1/23/1925)  
State Institutions and Departments  
State Penitentiaries  

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