J.S. Sherrill

James Stevens Sherrill

Full Name: James Stevens Sherrill
Date of birth: September 15, 1854
Date of death: February 15, 1931

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt Speaker   Hunt
S 5 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Collin, Hunt
H 15 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt

(1) "Hon. J.S. Sherrill of Greenville was the successful candidate for speaker . . . " The Ferris Wheel (Ferris, Ellis County, Texas), Volume 6, Number 18, 1/14/1899, p. 1, crediting Ferris Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) District 5 comprised of Collin and Hunt; District 15 comprised of Leon, Madison, Grimes, Montgomery, Walker, San Jacinto, and Polk. Acts 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 21, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) "The democratic executive committee...recommended Judge Sherrill of Hunt as such successor of Charles Yoakum, lately resigned," 9/23/1894, p. 4 (Senate Journal does not list district numbers in the 24th; Yoakum in 23rd Legislature was Senate District 5). Galveston Daily News.
(4) Senate District 15. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • James S. Sherrill (1854-1931), burial in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County with wife Kate F. Sherrill (1860-1932). Includes obituary from Greenville Evening Banner, 2/16/1931. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Judge Sherrill Dies Monday in Houston," The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 2/17/1931, p. 3, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 35th Speaker of the House of Representatives: J.S. Sherrill. Photo and biographical sketch. Birth date 9/15/1853; death date 2/16/1931. Ran to fill vacancy in state senate for 24th Legislature. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.

Other Resources


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Penal Code and Code Criminal Procedure, Special  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  
Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
Roads and Bridges  
State Asylums  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  

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