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Joseph M. Rich Joseph M. Rich
Full Name: Joseph Milton Rich
Date of birth: November 27, 1886
Date of death: December 29, 1969

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Liberty / Liberty   Hardin, Liberty, Tyler
H 12 Jul 30, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Liberty / Liberty   Hardin, Liberty, Tyler
(1) Liberty. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Liberty. House Journal.
(4) Liberty, Liberty County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Moss Bluff. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Special election 7/19/1913, "Overwhelming Defeat for Three Amendments. . .Dr. E.I. Clark Wins in Eighteenth Senatorial; Tom B. Coe Leads in Twelfth Representative; E.M. Greer Elected in Seventh Senatorial; H.R. Greer Elected 125th Representative," 7/20/1913, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Special election date, 7/19/1913. "East Texas Vote for a Legislator: Close Race in Twelfth Representative and First Senatorial Districts; James A. Harley Elected: Seguin Man Unopposed for Senator From Twenty-First District," 7/21/1913, p. 2. Notes close contest in House of Representatives District 12 between Tom B. Coe of Kountze and "Milton Rich of Wallisville." Galveston Daily News.
(8) J.M. Rich, sworn 7/30/1913, succeeded Fred M. Stevens, resigned 5/1/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 34th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Liberty Banker J.M. Rich Is Dead at 83," 12/30/1969, p. 10, "a former school teacher at Moss Bluff." Baytown Sun.
  • Other Resources
  • Joseph Milton Rich, birth date 11/27/1886, death date 12/29/1969 in Liberty, Liberty County. Certificate of death notes J.M. Rich was a lifelong resident of Liberty County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joseph M. Rich, 34th 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Agriculture  
    Education  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
     

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