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W.J. Russell William Jarvis Russell
Full Name: William Jarvis Russell
Date of birth: December 12, 1865
Date of death: March 15, 1917

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 95 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata
H 85 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata
H 85 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata
H 85 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William J. Russell (1865-1917) of Brownsville, Volume IV, p. 2051. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Relatives: William Jarvis Russell (1802-1881) of La Grange - father; William H. Russell (1838-1882) of Brownsville - son. William H. Russell (1838-1882) of Brownsville - father; William Jarvis Russell (1865-1917) of Brownsville - son. William Jarvis Russell (1802-1881) of La Grange - grandfather; William Jarvis Russell (1865-1917) of Brownsville - grandson. Texas Historical Commission, Historic Marker Application: Russell-Cocke House, pp. 7, 9, crediting Texas Historical Commission. "William H. Russell, was born 1838 in Brazoria County, son of Captain William Jarvis Russell . . . William H. Russell's son, William Jarvis Russell, named after his grandfather, was born in Fayette County in 1864. At the age of five he moved to Brownsville with his parents and in 1877 resided in this house . . . W.J. Russell served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives for the Twenty-third and Twenty-sixth, Twenty-seventh, and Twenty-eight sessions." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, William J. Russell, pp. 148-149. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Other Resources
  • Wm. J. Russell, birth date 12/12/1865, death date 3/15/1917 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, parents William H. Russell and Marion Williams Russell. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William J. Russell, birth date 12/12/1865, death date 3/15/1917, interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.J. Russell, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.J. Russell, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.M.J. Russell, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wm. J. Russell, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.J. Russell, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Irrigation  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Irrigation  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Pan-American Relations, Investigate  
    Representative Districts  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Education  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Irrigation  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Contingent Expenses  
    Education  
    Irrigation  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Expert Printer, Investigate, Special  
     

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