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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 - Mar 29, 1888 20th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   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) Only one Humphreys listed in index of bills introduced members serving in the 20th 1st Called Session; listed alternatively as "Humphreys" and "Humphreys of L." (G.P. Humphreys of Lavaca County). 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) Governor issued proclamation calling election after resignation of Hon. J.P. Humphreys, Austin Weekly Statesman, 3/29/1888, p. 10. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 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

Biographical Sketches

  • "Veteran Minister Celebrates Birthday," photo, Nocona News, 7/15/1933, p. 1, crediting Friends of the Nocona Public Library. Rev. J.P. Humphreys, 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. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • John Patterson Humphreys, birth date 7/16/1848 in Kentucky, death date 8/14/1935 in Nocona, Montague County, Texas, minister. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Patterson Humphreys (1848-1935), photos, burial in Nocona Cemetery, Nocona, Montague County, with spouse Lucy Clementine Humphreys. Find a Grave.
  • Roster of 20th Legislature, John Patterson Humphreys, Aurora, Forty-fifth district, 1/12/1887, p. 2. San Antonio Daily Express.

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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
State Asylums  

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