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John Bumpass John Bumpass
Full Name: John Kendall Bumpass
Date of birth: December 8, 1829
Date of death: August 9, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Terrell / Kaufman   Kaufman
H 16 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Terrell / Kaufman   Kaufman
S 15 Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Grayson
(1) District 16, composed of Kaufman county. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Address, Farmersville, Home county, Collin. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Post office, McKinney, Resident county, Collin. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat - "has been a delegate to nearly ever Democratic state convention since the (Civil) war and has canvassed and made speeches for forty years over the state for his party," p. 104. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
(5) 11th Legislature - 8/7/1866 (Second Day), p. 6. "Senators elected from Districts No. 22, 29, 30, and 15, respectively, came forward and presented their credentials, and took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(6) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(7) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 58-59, resident of Collin County in 11th Legislature. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, birth date 12/8/1829, moved to Kaufman County in 1876. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • John Kendall Bumpass, born 12/8/1829, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina, died 8/9/1899, Terrell, Kaufman County. Interment in Farmersville IOOF Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin County. Twice elected to the Texas Legislature in the 1890s. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Bumpass, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Photograph. John Bumpass, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Bumpass, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Internal Improvements  
    North Texas Insane Asylum, Special  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Orphan Asylum, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Confederate Home, Special  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Congressional Districts, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Finance  
    Land Office  
    Printing (Chair) 
     

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