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James Webb Throckmorton James Webb Throckmorton
Full Name: James Webb Throckmorton
Date of birth: February 1, 1825
Date of death: April 21, 1894

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Grayson
S 4 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (2)   7th (3) (4)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Kaufman
H 7 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Unknown / Denton   Collin, Cooke, Denton
H 7 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Cooke, Denton
H 25 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (5)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Denton
(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/3/1863, p. 1, listed as Senator elect, took oath. "...the roll of Senators was called when the following gentlemen Senators elect came forward, presented their credentials and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution, the same having been administered by Honorable R.T. Wheeler, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court." Senate Journal.
(2) 8th Legislature - 11/7/1859, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(3) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 7th Legislature - 11/2/1857, p. 1. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified took their seats." Senate Journal.
(5) Throckmorton, resworn 1/10/1853, succeeded himself after resigning 9/15/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 417-421. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • THROCKMORTON, James Webb (1825-1894). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 831-833. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, p. 324. Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897, 1986.
  • THROCKMORTON, JAMES WEBB (1825-1894). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Private in Captain Robert H. Taylor's company, Mexican War. Surgeon's assistant in Major Michael H. Chevallie's Texas Rangers. Company of Mounted Riflemen, Collin County, May 1861. Confederate States Army, 6th Texas Cavalry. Brigadier General of the state's first frontier district, December 1864. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 169-186. Ten More Texans in Gray, 1980.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 91. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Confederate States Army, 6th Texas Cavalry, Captain. Texas State Troops, Brigadier General. James Webb Throckmorton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 31, 58-60, 155-156, Plate No. 65. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo and service as Governor, p. 45. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Governor of Texas 1866-1867. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Webb Throckmorton, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Military Board  
    Revision of Rules  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Apportionment  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Court of Claims (Co-Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Land Office  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government (Co-Chair) 
    State Penitentiary, Location of a Branch, Select  
    Treasurer's Books and Accounts  
    Ways and Means for the Protection of the Frontier, Select  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Claims and Accounts  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Land Office  
    Land or Money Claims Recommended by Court of Claims  
    Treasurer's Books and Accounts  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Constitutional Amendments, Select  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Contingent Expenses  
    Land Office  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Waco to Dallas Mail Transmission, Select (Chair) 
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Lands  
     

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