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J.R. Elliott J.R. Elliott
Full Name: John Richard Elliott
Other surnames: Elliot
Date of birth: October 5, 1861
Date of death: February 9, 1921

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 10, 1911 - Mar 13, 1911 32nd (1) (2)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 35 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
(1) Appointed chief clerk to the secretary of state by Governor-elect Colquitt; Elliott accepted and "would resign his seat in the house about the time of Mr. Colquitt's inauguration, "May Retain Seat," 1/12/1911, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Henry W. Witcher, sworn 7/31/1911, succeeded J.R. Elliott, resigned 3/13/1911. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch in grandfather John Richard Elliott article, pp. 276-277, born 10/5/1861 (fifth child of George W. Elliott, p. 277). Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - John R. Elliott, born October 1861, age 38, farmer, parents born in Alabama, wife Dixie, son John R., daughters Mary E. and Dixie. Census of 1910 - J.R. Elliott, age 48, real estate agent, parents born in Alabama, son John R. Ancestry.com.
  • Johm [sic] Richard Elliott, born 10/5/1861, died 2/9/1921 in San Francisco, spouse Dixie, marriage 7/1/1883, International Genealogical index. FamilySearch.
  • Obituary, 2/11/1921, p. 5. Dateline Feb. 10, died in Chicago "last night," 2/9/1921. Served two terms as county treasurer and in legislature from Grayson County, survived by son John Elliott and three daughters, Mary, Dixie, and Hazel Elliott. Galveston Daily News.
  • J.R. Elliott, Sherman, born in Texas, farmer, age 49 in 32nd Legislature (1911) - born circa 1862. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.R. Elliott, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Elliott, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Banks and Banking  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Banks and Banking  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Banks and Banking  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 

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