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J.H. Baugh James Harvey Baugh
Full Name: James Harvey Baugh
Date of birth: March 11, 1884
Date of death: November 25, 1947

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 11, 1921 - Jul 31, 1923 38th (1) (2) (3)   37th (4)   Democrat Ballinger / Runnels   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, Llano, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba
(1) "Senator Baugh Resigns to Become a Judge," 7/31/1923, p. 10. Austin Statesman.
(2) Baugh resigned 7/31/1923. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal.
(4) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 2-3, List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 2nd, 1920, listed as Senator-elect. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, December 1947, p. 524. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Baugh, James Harvey. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Colonel, World War I and World War II. "Justice Baugh also enjoyed a military career that spanned twenty-seven years. He was graduated from the First Officers Training Camp, Leon Springs, Texas, in 1917, and during World War I he served in the Judge Advocate General's Department. Having obtained the rank of major at the end of World War I, he remained in the army reserve and took an active part in bringing the Reserve Officer Training Corps to The University of Texas at Austin. He was ordered again to active duty in 1941 at the beginning of World War II, at the age of fifty-seven. Taking a two year leave of absence from the court, he served as Staff Judge Advocate General, San Antonio Air Service Command, Kelly Field, Texas. He returned to the Army Reserve and in 1944 retired as a colonel." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.H. Baugh, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. J.H. Baugh, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.H. Baugh, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Insurance and Banking  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Agricultural and Mechanical College Hazing Investigating (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufactures (Vice Chair) 
    Congressional Districts  
    Contingent Expense  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Representative Districts  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Town and City Corporations  

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