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John H. Wessels John H. Wessels
Full Name: John H. Wessels
Date of birth: April 8, 1863
Date of death: April 14, 1943

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 66 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Republican La Grange / Fayette   Fayette
H 70 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (6) (7) (8) (9)   American Party of the United States La Grange / Fayette   Fayette
(1) La Grange. House Journal.
(2) La Grange, Fayette County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Halsted. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Halsted post office discontinued in 1906. TXGenWeb Project.
(6) "Ferguson Was Chief Speaker for Americans," 8/15/1919, p. 4. Brownwood Bulletin.
(7) "'American Party of U.S.' Launched at Ft. Worth by Ferguson Conference," 8/15/1919, p. 2, Galveston Daily News.
(8) "American Party Dissolves," 2/9/1922, p. 3. San Saba News.
(9) American. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 48th Legislature, R.S., HSR 272. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, portrait, and photos of the Wessels home and business in La Grange, TX. Halsted Haus., 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, pp. 1595-1596. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in HALSTED, TEXAS. "The Wessels enterprises closed, and the post office was discontinued after 1930." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in history of Halsted, TX, Footprints of Fayette. Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John H. Wessels,37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John H. Wessels,38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Common Carriers  
    Federal Relations  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    State Affairs  
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Neinast Investigating  
    Representative Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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