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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 40th (1)   39th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Breckenridge / Stephens   Callahan, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton
(1) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. 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 Flatwoods, Lawrence County, Tennessee; death date 11/29/1954 in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas; interment in Breckenridge Cemetery, Breckenridge, Stephens County. Obituary, "Judge Jesse R. Smith, 82, pioneer resident of Breckenridge and Stephens County . . . From 1925-1929, Judge Smith served in the Texas State Senate." 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jesse R. Smith,39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jesse R. Smith,40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 39th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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