James T. Denton
Full Name: James Terry Denton
Date of birth: September 24, 1877
Date of death: February 2, 1954
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||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919
Port Arthur / Jefferson
Jefferson, Liberty, Orange
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- James Terry Denton, birth date 9/24/1877, newspaper editor, residence in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, draft registration 9/9/1918 in Jefferson County.
FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
- Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 12. James T. Denton, born at Wortham, Texas. "He educated himself largely through experience in a printing office. He is a newspaper editor and special writer and is serving on a number of important committees and is chairman of engrossed bills committee."
Fort Worth Record.
- Obituary, "Services Today for James T. Denton," 2/4/1954, p. 1. "He came to Granbury fifteen years ago and worked on the Hood County Tablet, the Granbury News and later on the News-Tablet." Death 2/2/1954 (Tuesday).
Hood County News-Tablet (Granbury, Texas).
- "Taxpayers Organize - Meet Again March 4th," LaGrange Journal, 3/2/1933, p. 7, crediting Fayette Public Library Museum and Archives. "James T. Denton, recently located in LaGrange and a former member of the legislature, who had been identified with the taxpayers' movement in Texas for two years as a newspaper writer and publisher, outlined the principal purposes of the organization."
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
- 35th Legislature (1917) - Jas. T. Denton, postoffice Port Arthur, nativity Texas, age 40 (born circa 1877), 40 years in Texas, editor and publisher, Democrat.
Texas Legislative Manual.
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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