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J.H. Shelburne J.H. Shelburne
Full Name: James Henry Shelburne
Date of birth: December 2, 1845
Date of death: April 9, 1904

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   23rd (2)   Democrat Bellville / Austin   Austin, Fort Bend, Harris, Waller
H 68 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3)   Democrat Bellville / Austin   Austin
(1) 24th Legislature - 1/8/1895, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold over senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal.
(3) "For four years he has been chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of his county," p. 174. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait/drawing, James H. Shelburne, pp. 173-174. Birth date 12/2/1845. Married Mary A. Perkins; father Samuel A. Shelburne; mother Adeline J. Shelburne. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical information in #7, Shelburne-Reinecker House, Bellville Historic Homes & Structures. In 1886 he was elected to the 20th legislature by a unanimous vote. Died in 1904. Bellville Historical Society.
  • The McCaughan Family Tree - James Henry Shelburne, birth date 12/2/1845, death date 4/9/1904. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.H. Shelburne, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.H. Shelburne, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylums  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Claims and Accounts  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    General Land Office  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Deficiency in Public School Fund and Delay in Payments of Interest on Land Notes  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Towns and City Corporations  

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