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John Patterson Humphreys
Full Name: John Patterson Humphreys
Date of birth: July 16, 1848
Date of death: August 14, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45 Jan 11, 1887 - May 15, 1888 20th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Aurora / Wise   Wise
(1) "Wise County convention," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 7/18/1886, p. 9. Account of speech by J.P. Humphreys, chairman of the Farmer's Alliance, to the county Democratic convention, in opposition to the Knights of Labor platform. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
(2) "Wise County, Decatur, Nov. 5," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 11/6/1886, p. 5. Official vote of Wise County shows election results for "J.P. Humphreys, Democrat," 45th District. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
(3) Resignation date estimated as last day of 20th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Humphreys listed as serving in the 20th 1st C.S. House Journal.
(4) 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.
(5) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • J.P. Humphreys. House Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • John Patterson Humphreys, birth date 7/16/1848, death date 8/14/1935, spouse Lucy Clementine Bradshaw Humphreys, photos, interment in Nocona Cemetery, Nocona, Montague County. Find a Grave.
  • John P. Humphreys. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Rev. J.P. Humphreys, "Veteran Minister Celebrates Birthday," Nocona News, 7/15/1933. Birth date 7/16/1848 in Mayfield, Graves County, Kentucky; marriage to Clementine Bradshaw 12/28/1882; elected to state legislature in 1887, served one term. Message board post, TXMONTAG-L Archives, 6/4/2011. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Roster of 20th Legislature, John Patterson Humphreys, Aurora, Forty-fifth district, 1/12/1887, p. 2. San Antonio Daily Express.
  • 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.
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