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Joseph Humphrey Joseph Wesley Humphrey
Full Name: Joseph Wesley Humphrey
Other surnames: Humphreys
Date of birth: March 28, 1847
Date of death: April 24, 1932

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 20 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Point / Rains   Rains, Wood
H 94 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Point / Rains   Rains, Wood
H 94 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Point / Rains   Rains, Wood
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) J.W. Humphreys, Emory. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Democrat. "Politically, he is a true, simon pure Jacksonian Democrat. . ." Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
(4) Postoffice, Point. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(5) Home county, Rains. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(6) Point, Rains County, grew up around a railroad flag station established eight miles to the northwest of the county seat, Emory. Handbook of Texas Online.
(7) Wood County. House Journal.
(8) Point, Rains County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, J.W. Humphrey. Married in Rains county in 1881 to Miss Mary Jane Bellah. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Joseph Wesley Humphreys, birth date 3/28/1847 in North Carolina, death date 4/24/1932 in Point, Rains County, spouse Mary J. Humphreys, cemetery Bellah, occupation: farmer - county attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Joseph Wesley Humphrey (1847-1932), spouse Mary J. Bellah Humphrey, interment in Bellah Cemetery, Emory, Rains County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joseph Humphrey, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joseph Humphrey, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joseph Humphrey, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Labor (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County Government and County Finances  
    Fish and Game Laws  
    Judiciary Department of Government, Investigate  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Debt  
    Representation and Apportionment  
    State Asylums  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Privileges and Elections  

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