John Lafayette Galt

Full Name: John Lafayette Galt
Date of birth: August 3, 1847
Date of death: December 20, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 94 Jan 8, 1884 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2) (3)   Unknown Alba / Wood   Rains, Wood

(1) "The State Legislature: Proceedings of the Extra Session, House," 1/9/1884, p. 1. "Members-elect were qualified: R.D. Allison of Collin County, Sterling Fisher of Hays County, A.T. Rainey of Anderson County, John L. Galt of Wood County. . ." Galveston Daily News.
(2) 18th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Newly elected members presented their credentials and took oath of office, 1/8/1884, p. 1: Sterling Fisher of Hays County, A.T. Rainey of Anderson, John L. Galt of Wood, and R.D. Allison of Collin. House Journal.
(3) John L. Galt, in special election 12/4/1883, sworn 1/8/1884, succeeded Abner L. Adams, died 3/15/1883. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Military Service Notes

  • Report on Confederate Oklahoma state reunion, portrait of Gen. John L. Galt, Superintendent of the Home, and photo of Oklahoma Confederate Soldiers' Home at Ardmore on reunion day, Volume 19, Number 10, October 1911, pp. 468-472. Confederate Veteran.
  • Confederate States Army, Company I, 1st Georgia Regiment, State Line Volunteers (grave marker inscription); portrait from Confederate Veteran, October 1911, Gen. John L. Galt. John L. Galt (1847-1923), burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma. Callie M. Galt, wife of J.L. Galt, birth date 12/8/1845, death date 5/25/1883, burial in Cedars Memorial Gardens, Mineola, Wood County. Find a Grave. Callie M. Galt John L. Galt
  • Confederate States Army, Company I, 1st Georgia Regiment, "Mr. Galt fought with Company I, First Georgia Regiment, an organization commanded by his father," description of Civil War service. Obituary, Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Oklahoma), 12/21/1923, p. 3.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - John L. Galt, Wood County, age 33, born circa 1847 in Georgia, occupation: keeping books, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Tennessee; wife: Callie M., age 33, boarding, born in Tennessee. FamilySearch.
  • Obituary, John Lafayette Galt, birth date 8/3/1947, death date 12/20/1923. "Community Mourns as Judge John Galt Called by Death; Funeral Today," and "Friend Pays High Tribute to Judge Galt at Funeral," Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite (Oklahoma), 12/21/1923, pp. 1, 3. First arrived in Texas in 1871; "during his residence at Mineola, he was elected to the 18th Texas legislature, where he served during the years 1883-84."
  • John L. Galt, former Confederate Officer, first Superintendent of the Oklahoma Confederate home, first mayor of Ardmore, Oklahoma. Passed away 1923. Oklahoma Veterans Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma, 2010.

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Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Agricultural Affairs  
Fence Cutting  
Insurance and Statistics  
Stock and Stockraising  

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