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James W. Sims James W. Sims
Full Name: James W. Sims
Other surnames: Simms
Date of birth: 1805
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Clarksville / Red River   Bowie, Red River
H 2 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (3)     Clarksville / Red River   Red River
H 21 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (4)     Clarksville / Red River   Red River

(1) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(2) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(3) 5th Legislature - City/county, pp. 457-461. House Journal.
(4) Col. Joseph H. Burks listed as candidate for Senator; Maj. James W. Sims and Andrew J. Titus for Legislature. The Northern Standard (Clarksville, Texas), 8/2/1851, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • James W. Sims, opening day roll call, 11/7/1859, p. 2; J.W. Simms, native of Tennessee, age 53, immigrated 1837, Red River county, farmer, Clarksville post office, in Senate roster, p. 604. Senate Journal. 8th R.S. November 7, 1859 8th R.S. Roster
  • Other Resources
  • James W. Sims. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • James W. Sims, pp. 302, 305. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James W. Sims, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Claims and Accounts  
    Indian Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Treasurer's Books and Accounts  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Internal Improvements  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    4th R.S. - 1851
    State Affairs  

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