James Rowland Gough

Full Name: James Rowland Gough
Date of birth: December 31, 1860
Date of death: November 19, 1916

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (2) (3)   26th (1)   Democrat McKinney / Collin Senate President Pro Tempore (25th)   Collin, Hunt
H 14 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin
H 14 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin
H 28 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin

(1) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 25th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 5/21/1897, Regular Session; and 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(3) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 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

Other Resources

  • James Rowland Gough, news articles under Gough surname and Gough-Hughston House in McKinney. Senator J.R. Gough, interment in Pecan Grove Cemetery, Collin County (from Cemeteries of Collin County, Texas, by Joy Gough). Collin County, Texas History. Gough-Hughston House News Articles Pecan Grove Cemetery
  • James Roland Gough, birth date 12/31/1860, death date 11/19/1916 in Collin County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.R. Gough (1860-1916), portrait, burial in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.R. Gough, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Gough, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Gough, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Gough, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Gough, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Agricultural Affairs  
Constitutional Amendments  
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Rules (Chair) 
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Asylums  
25th R.S. - 1897
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossing (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
Privileges and Election  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands  
State Asylums (Chair) 
24th R.S. - 1895
Bribery in Frost-O'Neal Case, Investigate  
Engrossed Bills  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
23rd R.S. - 1893
Education (Chair) 
Impeachment of Land Commissioner  
Investigate Certain Charges Against Land Commissioner  
Judiciary No. 1  
State Institutions of Learning, Joint Committee on  
Stock and Stockraising  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Commerce and Manufactures  
Federal Relations  
Mining and Minerals  
Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  

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