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Dr. John Cunningham John Cunningham
Full Name: John Cunningham
Date of birth: September 21, 1836
Date of death: February 6, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Ravenna / Fannin   Fannin
H 37 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Ravenna / Fannin   Fannin
H 34 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Ravenna / Fannin   Fannin
H 7 Feb 15, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1)   Democrat Ravenna / Fannin   Fannin
H 11 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin, Lamar
(1) John Cunningham, sworn 2/15/1901, succeeded Webb W. Ridling, died 1/18/1901. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. John Cunningham, pp. 224-225. Born 9/21/1836; "In 1873 he was elected a member of the Texas state legislature . . . "; second marriage was to Fannie, daughter of Allen Agnew. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch & family portrait, Fannin County Folks and Facts, p. 158. Died 1922. "Earnest Democrat," served in 13th & 27th Legislatures. Mentioned in biographical sketches of son H.A. Cunningham, p. 157, & Simp Moore, p. 269. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • Dr. John Cunningham, birth date 9/21/1836, death date 2/6/1924, interment in Sandy Creek Cemetery, Ravenna, Fannin County. Grave marker reads, in part: "in the community, at the bedside of the sick, on the battle field, in the legislative halls--always faithful." Spouse Fannie. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Cunningham,13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Dr. John Cunningham,13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Cunningham,27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. John Cunningham,28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. John Cunningham,33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. John Cunningham,34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Juvenile Reforms  
    Municipal Corporations  
    Public Health (Vice Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Confederate Home Controversy  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Public Printing  
    State Asylums  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Education  
    Immigration  
    Indian Affairs  
     

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