J.B. Furrh

James Brooke Furrh

Full Name: James Brooke Furrh
Date of birth: April 21, 1885
Date of death: September 14, 1969

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 4 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Elysian Fields / Harrison   Harrison
H 4 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Elysian Fields / Harrison   Harrison

(1) Elysian Fields. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Elysian Fields. House Journal.
(3) Elysian Fields, Harrison County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Marshall. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 381-382. "For the past twenty-two years James Brooke Furrh has been a well-known figure in the Elysian Fields banking field . . . " East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.

Other Resources

  • James Brooke Furrh, birth date 4/21/1885, death date 9/14/1969, interment in Elysian Fields Cemetery, Elysian Fields, Harrison County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned in: Nicola, Carson. On the Labor Front: Uncovering Dallas's Union Legislators 1890-1920. Texas Christian University, May 8, 2023. Texas Christian University.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. J.B. Furrh, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.B. Furrh, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Common Carriers  
Confederate Homes  
Contingent Expenses (Vice Chair) 
Private Corporations  
Public Debt (Chair) 
33rd R.S. - 1913
Military Affairs  
Private Corporations  

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