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J.P. Douglas James Postell Douglas
Full Name: James Postell Douglas
Other surnames: Douglass
Date of birth: January 7, 1836
Date of death: November 27, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Apr 24, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Camp, Gregg, Smith, Upshur
S 6 Feb 10, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith, Upshur
(1) 15th Legislature - Senate District 7 not in roll call on First Day. Fifth Day, 4/24/1876, p. 72, "J.P. Douglass, Senator elect from the Seventh Senatorial District, came forward and took the oath of office." In drawing of Senatorial terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(2) J.P. Douglas declined qualifying in the provisional session, p. 4; qualified 2/10/1870, p. 5. House Journal.
(3) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • DOUGLAS, JAMES POSTELL (1836-1901). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 14-16. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, field artillery battery attached to Greer's 3rd Texas Cavalry, "variously known as the First Texas Battery, the Dallas Light Artillery, the Good-Douglas Battery, and Douglas's Battery." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 29. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • James Postell Douglas. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 38-39, 132, Plate No. 53. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.P. Douglas, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    Public Printing  
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
    State Affairs  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
    State Affairs  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
    State Affairs  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Federal Relations  

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