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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
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, Company F, 10th Texas Infantry. Includes details of battles. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - James S. Perry, Milam County, age 44, born circa 1836 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Anna.
    Census of 1900 - J.S. Perry, Milam County, age 64, born September 1835 in Kentucky, capitalist, wife Annie.
    Census of 1910 - Jim S. Perry, Milam County, age 74, born circa 1836 in Kentucky, wife Annie. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • Judge J.S. Perry, birth date 9/5/1835 in Kentucky, death date 8/20/1918 in Rockdale, Milam County, retired banker. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 87-88. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 87-88. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Obituary, "Grim Reaper Calls Judge J.S. Perry," The Rockdale Reporter, 8/22/1918, p. 3, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. "In 1882 he was elected to the State Senate for the Senatorial District composed of Milam, Brazos and Robertson counties, and served in that capacity during the 18th and 19th sessions of the legislature." Death date 8/21/1918. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • 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
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
    Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Claims and Accounts  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
     

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