James Thomas Stroder

Full Name: James Thomas Stroder
Date of birth: September 13, 1872
Date of death: July 13, 1959

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Frost / Navarro   Navarro

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "J.T. Stroder Dies Monday; Rites Tuesday," 7/17/1957, p. 10. Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light.

Other Resources

  • James Thomas Stroder, birth date 9/13/1872 in Texas; death date 7/13/1959 in Hillsboro, Hill County; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James T. Stroder, birth date 9/13/1872, death date 7/13/1959, burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • Photo, "Opposed to Teaching Evolution in School: James Thomas Stroder," 1/21/1923, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in FUNDAMENTALISM. "In 1923, state representatives S.J. Howeth of Johnson County and J.T. Stroder of Navarro County, a Baptist minister and Baptist layman, respectively, introduced the legislature's first antievolution bill." (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.) Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Stroder-Howeth antievolution bill mentioned, pp. 147-148. Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.
  • Mentioned as a leading proponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, pp. 57-58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - J.T. Stroder, postoffice Frost, nativity Texas, age 50 (born circa 1873), farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.T. Stroder, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Federal Relations  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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