J.L. Aston

Jonathan Lee Aston

Full Name: Jonathan Lee Aston
Date of birth: October 15, 1867
Date of death: December 13, 1950

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 35 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson

(1) J.S. Aston. House Journal.
(2) J.L. Aston of Sherman, representing the 35th District. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(3) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "J.L. Aston Dies at Washington Home Wednesday," 12/15/1950, p. 1. "After serving as Grayson County district clerk, Mr. Aston spent four years in the Texas Legislature, 1909-13. He went to Washington in 1913 as Senate clerk and since that time held a number of positions in government service." Bonham Daily Favorite.
  • Obituary, "Grayson County Man Will Be Buried Today," 12/17/1950, p. 16. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1940 - Jonathan Lee Aston, Washington, District of Columbia, Senate Clerk. FamilySearch.
  • J. Lee Aston, birth date 10/15/1867, death date 12/13/1950, burial in Antioch Baptist Cemetery, Bells, Grayson County, with spouse Amlye Ford Aston. Find a Grave.
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - J.L. Aston, postoffice Sherman, nativity Texas, age 43 (born circa 1868), farmer, 43 years in Texas, member of former legislatures: 31st, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.L. Aston, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.L. Aston, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Orphans Home at Corsicana (Chair) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Reformatory at Gatesville (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Senatorial Districts  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expenses  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
Revenue and Taxation  
31st R.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Municipal Corporations  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  

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