J.S. Perry

James Samuel Perry

Full Name: James Samuel Perry
Date of birth: September 5, 1835
Date of death: August 20, 1918

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 18th (2) (3)   19th (1)   Democrat Rockdale / Milam   Brazos, Milam, Robertson

(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, p. 241. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, James Samuel Perry, pp. 313-314. Born 9/5/1835, moved to Rockdale 1874. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.S. Perry, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Perry, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Frontier Protection  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Public Debt  
Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
18th R.S. - 1883
Claims and Accounts  
Frontier Protection  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
State Asylums  

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