Jas. I. Perkins

James Irvine Perkins

Full Name: James Irvine Perkins
Date of birth: August 30, 1847
Date of death: February 25, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1) (2)   Democrat Rusk / Cherokee   Cherokee
S 13 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (3) (4)   Democrat Rusk / Cherokee   Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity
H 31 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Rusk / Cherokee   Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston

(1) District 26 is composed of Cherokee County, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Incorrectly states member's district is 36. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(5) Rusk, Texas. House Journal.
(6) Rusk, Cherokee County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Houston County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(8) Rusk. Texas Legislative Manual.
(9) Rusk. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • James Irvine Perkins, birth date 8/30/1847 at San Augustine, Texas, death date 2/26/1923 at Rusk, Texas, burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee County. Includes biographical sketch; death notice from Austin American, 2/26/1923. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, James Irvine Perkins, pp. 163-164. Born 8/30/1847 at San Augustine, served as state senator and member of the House of Representatives; died 2/25/1923 at Rusk. A History of Cherokee County (Texas), 1934.
  • Biographical sketch, James Irvine Perkins, Volume III, pp. 1272-1273. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Obituary (partial), "Judge James I. Perkins Called by Death," The Champion (Center, Shelby County, Texas), 2/28/1923, p. 1, crediting Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library. "In 1900 he was elected flotorial representative, and in 1902 he was elected to the State Senate. In both houses he rendered distinguished service . . . In 1920 Judge Perkins was again elected to the Legislature . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, James I. Perkins, pp. 116-117. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • James I. Perkins marriage to Mysta Blake, 3/21/1876, p. 98. Marriage Records of Nacogdoches County, Texas, 1824-1881, 1968.


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Committee Information top

37th R.S. - 1921
Congressional Districts  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
28th R.S. - 1903
Agricultural Affairs  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Penitentiaries  
27th R.S. - 1901
Agricultural Affairs  
Heads of State Departments, Investigate  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Penitentiaries (Chair) 
Railroad Commission  

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