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Joel W. Booth
Full Name: Joel W. Booth
Date of birth: November 22, 1844
Date of death: May 24, 1888

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45 Apr 16, 1888 - May 24, 1888 20th (1)   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise
(1) Joel W. Booth, in special election 6/4/1887, sworn 4/16/1888, succeeded John P. Humphreys, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 21st Legislature, R.S., Memorial resolution and service, 4/1/1889, pp. 952-959. Born in North Mississippi in 1843, p. 956. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 249. Joel W. Booth, Chief Clerk. Birth date 11/22/1844. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel. 21st Legislature, R.S., Memorial resolution and service, 4/1/1889, p. 956. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Confederate States Army, Army of Virginia. Biographical sketch, p. 249. Joel W. Booth, Chief Clerk. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • Died 5/24/1888, just a few weeks after taking the oath of office, "Well-Known Texan Dead", Fort Worth Weekly Gazette, 5/25/1888, p. 8, "a prominent figure at state conventions of the Democratic Party." Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • J.W. Booth of Wise listed as Chairman pro tempore and State Executive Committee of Democratic State Convention, 1882, pp. 208, 211; and Secretary pro tempore of Democratic State Convention, 1884, p. 220. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Contingent Expenses  
    Educational Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  
     

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