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James P. Goodnight
Full Name: James P. Goodnight
Date of birth: November 21, 1831
Date of death: February 11, 1885

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Feb 2, 1863 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1)     Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) J.P. Goodnight, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded James Thomas. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • GOODNIGHT, JAMES P. (1831-1885). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • "Dallas and Texas 50 years ago," 2/12/1935, contains death notice of J.P. Goodnight in reprint of 2/11/1885 Dallas Times Herald. "Dallas native, now 79, recalls pioneer life's vicissitudes on Stephens County frontier," 3/10/1940, p. 8. Includes biographical information on J.P. Goodnight. Dallas Morning News.
  • Committee Informationtop
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Indian Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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