J.T. Smith

John Titus Smith

Full Name: John Titus Smith
Date of birth: March 5, 1815
Date of death: February 16, 1874

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Jan 13, 1874 - Feb 16, 1874 14th (1) (2)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity
H 3 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Cherokee, Houston
H 9 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (3)     Crockett / Houston   Houston
H 9 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th     Crockett / Houston   Houston

(1) "From Crockett," 4/16/1874, p. 1. Proceedings of "the Democratic convention, to select candidates to fill the vacancies occasioned in the Legislature by the death of the Hon. J.L. [J.T.] Smith, and the resignation of Dr. Frank Rainey from the Third Senatorial District . . . Dr. J.H. Stuart and W.W. Davis, both of Houston county, were chosen . . . the men selected are tried and true Democrats." Galveston Daily News.
(2) John H. Stuart, sworn 1/12/1875, succeeded John T. Smith, died 2/16/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Portrait, 9th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal.
  • 41st Legislature, 4th C.S., 2/11/1930, p. 215. In Memory of Dr. John Beall Smith. Death date 2/8/1930. Relatives: John T. Smith - father, Dr. John Beall Smith - son. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Concurrent resolutions "relative to the death of the Hon John T. Smith," 14th Legislature, First Session, 2/17/1874, pp. 320-321. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.T. Smith, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.T. Smith, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. J.T. Smith, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.T. Smith, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Counties and County Boundaries  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt (Chair) 
Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
State Affairs  
13th R.S. - 1873
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Pension Law  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  
11th R.S. - 1866
Internal Improvement  
Public Buildings  
9th R.S. - 1861
Agricultural Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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