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J.G. Kearby J.G. Kearby
Full Name: John Gallatin Kearby
Date of birth: December 3, 1848
Date of death: January 3, 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1) (2)   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt Senate President Pro Tempore (23rd)   Gregg, Rains, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
S 7 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (3) (4)   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Van Zandt
(1) 23rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/10/1893, Regular Session. 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 2 years. Senate Journal.
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 36th Legislature, R.S., Simple Resolution 65, 2/13/1919, p. 349. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 476-477. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 202-203. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Other Resources
  • Relatives: James P. Blount and J.G. Kearby - brothers-in-law. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.G. Kearby,22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.G. Kearby,23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    State Asylums  
    State Reformatory, Joint Committee on  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Investigate Charges Against J.E. Hollingsworth, Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics, and History  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Printing  
    State Affairs  
    Towns, Cities and Corporations  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  

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