J.M. Presler

James Milton Presler

Full Name: James Milton Presler
Other surnames: Pressler
Date of birth: September 23, 1855
Date of death: March 17, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 10, 1899 24th (2)   25th (1)   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba
S 26 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba

(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • J.M. Pressler, birth date 9/23/1855; death date 3/17/1923 in Memphis, Hall County; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James Milton Presler, birth date 9/23/1855, death date 3/17/1923, burial in Fairview Cemetery North Section, Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Includes obituaries from The Memphis Democrat, 3/22/1923; and The Comanche Chief, 3/23/1923. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Hon. J.M. Presler Dies at His Home in Memphis, Texas," The Comanche Chief, 3/23/1923, p. 1, crediting Comanche Public Library. Presler was "for many years a resident of Comanche and for two terms state senator from this senatorial district . . . During his service as state senator, he espoused the cause of uniform text books for the public schools of the state and the bill enacted into law was called the Presler text-book bill."
    "An Appreciation of Judge J.M. Presler," reprinted from the Fort Worth Star Telegram, written by Judge Speer of Fort Worth, The Comanche Chief, 4/6/1923, p. 6, crediting Comanche Public Library. Birth date 9/23/1855. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). 3/23/1923 4/6/1923
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.

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Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Counties and County Boundaries  
Education (Chair) 
Finance  
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Military Affairs  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Uniformity of Text-books, Special  
University of Texas Medical Branch, Special Committee to Inspect  
24th R.S. - 1895
Civil Code, Special  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Education (Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Finance  
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Mining and Irrigation  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Finance  
Frontier Protection  
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Health  
Town and City Corporations  

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