Jesse Green Burney

Full Name: Jesse Green Burney
Date of birth: May 10, 1864
Date of death: May 13, 1946

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 92 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1)   Populist Center Point / Kerr   Bandera, Kendall, Kerr
H 92 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (2) (3)   Populist Center Point / Kerr   Bandera, Kendall, Kerr

(1) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Jesse Green Burney, 5/14/1946, p. 13. Austin Statesman.
  • Biographical sketch, Burney family, pp. 294-302. Robert H. Burney, state senator and district judge (known as "Judge of the Hill Country"), born 10/22/1854 in McNairy County, Tennessee, died 4/2/1926. Jesse Burney, born 5/10/1864, served in Texas Legislature for four years, died in 1946. Burney pioneer family portrait. Relatives: Judge Robert H. Burney and Jesse G. Burney - brothers, both sons of Hance McCain Burney and Mary Tatum Burney (pp. 294-295). Kerr County, Texas, 1856-1976, 1975.
  • Obituary, Jesse G. Burney, 5/16/1946, p. 10. Kerrville Mountain Sun.
  • Biographical sketch, J.G. Burney, pp. 105-106. Born 5/10/1864 in Kerr County, married Mary Vann 8/12/1885, Populist. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources

  • Jesse Green Burney, birth date 5/10/1864 in Kerr County; death date 5/13/1946 in Austin, Travis County; former member of the state legislature. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Jesse Green Burney, birth date 5/10/1864, death date 5/13/1946, burial in Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, with spouse Mary A. Vann Burney (1862-1950), marriage certificate of Jesse G. Burney and Mary A. Vann, 8/12/1885 in Kerr County. Find a Grave. Jesse Green Burney Mary A. Vann Burney
  • Jesse Green Burney, pp. 293, 298, 304, 305, 315, and 375. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism, 2020.


  • Photograph. J.G. Burney, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.G. Burney, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
State Asylums at Austin, Special  
Stock and Stockraising  
Superintendent of Public Buildings Department, Special  
24th R.S. - 1895
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  

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