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James Washington James H. Washington
Full Name: James H. Washington
Date of birth: May 1, 1850
Date of death: December 23, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Republican Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Madison, Walker
(1) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) James Washington present for oath of office 1/14/1873. House Journal.
(3) Richard Williams and James Washington won seats in contested election and did not take seats until February 1873 (along with Henry Phelps, late because of illness), p. 41. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 64. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement, 1935.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 40, death date 12/23/1916. Birth year 1850, death year 1916, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned pp. 147-154. From Slave to Statesman, 1993.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Washington, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. James Washington, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Apportionment  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
     

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