Joshua Speights

Joshua Hopkins Speights

Full Name: Joshua Hopkins Speights
Date of birth: December 7, 1819
Date of death: August 25, 1889

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Milam / Sabine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine
H 30 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Milam / Sabine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine
H 4 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Milam / Sabine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine
H 22 Aug 16, 1850 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1)     Milam / Sabine   Newton, Sabine

(1) Joshua H. Speights, sworn 8/16/1850, succeeded Edgar A. Whittlesey, reported removed from state, 7/14/1850. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, J.H. Speights, age 32, native state Georgia, emigrated from Louisiana in 1843, farmer, postoffice Milam, Sabine County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Joshua Speights, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Claims and Accounts  
Private Land Claims  
Probate Laws  
5th R.S. - 1853
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
4th R.S. - 1851
3rd R.S. - 1849
Claims and Accounts  
Engrossed Bills  

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