John E. Linn

John Edward Linn

Full Name: John Edward Linn
Date of birth: January 19, 1856
Date of death: April 25, 1921

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
S 17 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (3) (4)   26th (2)   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton

(1) 28th Legislature - 1/13/1903, p. 1 - roll call shows District 23 - Edward F. Harris, Galveston, Galveston County; John E. Linn, Galveston, Galveston County. House Journal.
(2) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Shows Linn of Wharton, First Day, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, John E. Linn, The Daily Tribune (Bay City, Texas), 4/26/1921, p. 1.
    "Bay City Bar Resolutions Concerning Life and Death of Hon. John E. Linn," The Daily Tribune (Bay City, Texas), 4/28/1921, p. 4. Born 1/19/1856 in Victoria County, Texas; "member of the house and senate of Texas." Crediting Matagorda County Museum and Bay City Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). April 26, 1921 April 28, 1921
  • Biographical sketch, J.E. Linn, of Wharton (listed as John E. Linn of Wharton in Index), birth date 1/19/1856. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources

  • John Edward Linn, birth date 1/19/1856 in Texas; death date 4/25/1921 in Bay City, Matagorda County; attorney at law. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John E. Linn (1856-1921), burial in Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County. Includes portrait. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.E. Linn, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John E. Linn, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. Linn, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
Towns and City Corporations  
26th R.S. - 1899
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Educational Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
25th R.S. - 1897
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Debt  
Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Towns and City Corporations  
University of Texas Medical Branch, Special Committee to Inspect  

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