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J.W. Parks James William Parks
Full Name: James William Parks
Date of birth: May 18, 1876
Date of death: March 24, 1963

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 44 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 44 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) Dallas, Dallas County. "District No. 44. Barry Miller, J.W. Parks, John E. Davis and Chas. O. Laney, all of Dallas, composed of the county of Dallas," p. 5. House Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - J.W. Parks, Ellis County, born May 1876 in Kentucky, cigar maker, son-in-law of W.P. and Elizabeth Wall, spouse Laura.
    Census of 1920 - J.W. Parks, Dallas, Dallas County, born circa 1877 in Kentucky, musician/orchestra, spouse Laura.
    Census of 1910, 1930, and 1940 - James W. Parks, Dallas, Dallas County, born circa 1877 in Kentucky, theater musician/manager musician union, spouse Laura A. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940
  • James W. Parks, birth date 5/18/1876 in Kentucky, death date 3/24/1963, retired musician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James William Parks, birth date 5/18/1876, home address in Dallas, theater musician. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • James William Parks, birth date 5/18/1876, death date 3/24/1963, interment in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, with Laura A. Parks. Find a Grave.
  • Candidate statement and photo, "Laboring Man Is Running for the Legislature on a Progressive Platform," by J.W. Parks, Lancaster Herald, 7/19/1912, p. 6, crediting Lancaster Genealogical Society. "For some time past, I have been identified with the Cigar Makers' Union and with the Musicians' Union of Dallas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - J.W. Parks, postoffice Dallas, nativity Kentucky, age 40 (born circa 1877), 38 years in Texas, musician, member of former legislatures: 33rd-34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.W. Parks, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.W. Parks, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.W. Parks, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Claims and Accounts  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Labor  
    Public Health  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Claims and Accounts (Vice Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Labor  
    Public Health  
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Internal Improvements  
    Labor  
     

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