Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

John Warner Johnson
Full Name: John Warner Johnson
Date of birth: August 2, 1830
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 59 Jan 14, 1879 - Feb 17, 1880 16th (1) (2) (3)   Unaffiliated Columbus / Colorado   Colorado, Lavaca
(1) Republican, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) A.F. Kinneson, in special election 2/17/1880, succeeded John W. Johnson, removed from district. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, John Warner Johnson, p. 268. Elected to the House as an "Independent, by a majority of 644 over the Democratic nominee." Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • "Early on, Johnson tried to distance himself from his Republican roots, claiming he had been urged to run. . . as an 'independent and non-partisan candidate.'" Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas.
  • Account of the election of 1878, Texas House of Representatives, candidates: R.C. Saunders, Ibzan William Middlebrook, and Jahu Worner [John Warner] Johnson. Part 9: 1878-1883. Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas.
  • Alex F. Kinnison, a Republican, elected in a special election. Jahu W. Johnson forfeited his seat when he moved out of the district. Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Education  
    Judiciary No. 1  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.