John Davis

John Davis

Full Name: John Davis
Date of birth: August 28, 1877
Date of death: November 19, 1945

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas Senate President Pro Tempore (39th)   Dallas
S 6 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (4) (5)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Rockwall
H 47 Jan 11, 1921 - Oct 24, 1921 37th (6)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Kaufman
H 47 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Kaufman

(1) 39th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 10/8/1926. 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 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1924 due to redistricting. Act approved 1921 and effective Apr. 1, 1924, 37th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 60, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) 38th Legislature - List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922, oath of office administered, 1/9/1923, p. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(6) John Davis resigned 10/24/1921. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 38th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, "On Members of the Senate," pp. 325-326. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Memorial, February 1946, p. 72. Texas Bar Journal.


  • Photograph. John Davis, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Davis, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Davis, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Davis, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Civil Jurisprudence  
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Federal Relations  
Finance (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Rules (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
38th R.S. - 1923
Charges Against Legislature by Hull Youngblood, Joint  
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Insurance and Banking  
Judicial Districts  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges, and Ferries  
State Affairs  
Texas Employer's Insurance Association, Investigate  
Town and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 
Welfare of the State  
37th R.S. - 1921
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Judiciary (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
Site for State Park  
State Affairs  
36th R.S. - 1919
Public Health  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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