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John Stephens John Stephens
Full Name: John Jeptha Stephens
Date of birth: September 23, 1865
Date of death: July 26, 1947

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (1)   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Camp, Upshur
H 31 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Camp, Upshur
(1) Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, John Jeptha Stephens, born 9/23/1865 in Heard County, Georgia, editor of Upshur County Echo. "He is now being importuned to make the race for representative to the lower house of the State Legislature, and should he do so and be successful his presence at Austin will stand for wholesome legislation." Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: Past History and Present Stage of Development of Texas, published by Forrister History Company, Chicago (1912). Genealogy Trails.
  • Other Resources
  • John Jeptha Stephens, born 1865, death date 7/26/1947, spouse Della Wheeler Stephens, interment in Gilmer City Cemetery, Upshur County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in obituary for wife Della Wheeler Stephens, "Funeral Services Held Thursday for Mrs. Stephens," 5/7/1953, p. 8. "The late J.J. Stephens . . . died in 1947, was a former school teacher, and owner and editor of the Upshur County Echo. He also served in the Texas Legislature." Gilmer Mirror.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Stephens, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Stephens, 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
    Common Carriers  
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Liquor Traffic  

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