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John Gooch John Gooch
Full Name: John Young Gooch
Date of birth: November 30, 1848
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Van Zandt
S 8 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4)   16th (5)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson Senate President Pro Tempore (17th)   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson
(1) Party affiliation listed as Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, 1/10/1883, p. 1, All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office; pp. 5-6, Resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
(3) 17th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/12/1881, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(4) Included on roster of members of the 17th Legislature as a democrat, p. 1, 11/17/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(5) 16th Legislature - 1/14/1879, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected senators, approached the president's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the constitution." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, p. 241. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biography, John Young Gooch, pp. 238-239. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Gooch, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Gooch, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Congressional Districts  
    Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    General Land Office  
    Insurance, Statistics and History of Texas  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    Revision of Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    Revision of Code  
    State Affairs  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  

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