Jno. N. Garner

John Nance Garner

Full Name: John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner
Date of birth: November 22, 1868
Date of death: November 7, 1967

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 91 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Uvalde / Uvalde   Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, Uvalde, Zavala
H 91 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Uvalde / Uvalde   Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, McMullen, Medina, Uvalde, Zavala

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • GARNER, John Nance (1868-1967). Representative, TX; Speaker of the House, US; Vice President, US. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • GARNER, JOHN NANCE (1868-1967). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary and photo, "Former Vice President Cactus Jack Garner Dead at 98," "Early Years: Cactus Jack Full of Ambition," Brownwood Bulletin, 11/7/1967, pp. 1, 2, crediting Brownwood Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photos and biographical sketch. First Texan to serve as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatitives and as vice president of the United States. Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, 2004.
  • "Statesman on Horseback: Judge, Senator, State Treasurer and Railroad Commissioner, C.V. Terrell Was Confidant of Eight Texas Governors," by A. Garland Adair, January 1960, pp. 10-12, biographical sketch, painting & photo. Mentions John Garner. Texas Parade.
  • Biographical sketch, John N. Garner, pp. 129-130. Born 11/22/1870 in Red River County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

Other Resources


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Congressional Districts  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
26th R.S. - 1899
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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