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John Taylor Ellis, Jr.

J.T. Ellis, Jr.
Full Name: John Taylor Ellis, Jr.
Birth date: September 7, 1898
Death date: January 28, 1992

Terms of Service

  • House, 55th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/8/1957 - 1/6/1958
  • House, 54th Legislature
    1/11/1955 - 1/8/1957
(1) Ellis resigned 1/6/1958. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Fertilizer manufacturer. "55th Texas Legislature: 20 Senators, 62 Representatives of 55th Legislature Are Lawyers; Other Legislators Have Varied Occupations, Jobs," Volume 20, Number 1, January 1957, pp. 6, 7, 48. Texas Bar Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 52nd Legislature, R.S., HSR 152. Judge John Taylor Ellis, Sr. Relatives: John Taylor Ellis, Sr. - father, John Taylor Ellis, Jr. - son. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., HR 77. John Taylor Ellis, Jr. Death date 1/27/1992. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, Colonel John Taylor Ellis, Jr., 1/31/1992, p. 25. Austin American-Statesman .
  • "Colonel Ellis served with the 36th Texas National Guard Division during World War I, and the 4th Infantry USA in the Army of Occupation in Germany following the Armistice. In 1940, he organized and commanded Company D Texas Defense Guard. In 1944, he assisted in the organization of the First Airborne Task Force of the Invasion of Southern France. In recognition he received the Legion of Merit. Subsequent duty included Army Ground Forces Liaison Officer between Washington, D.C. and all European Theatre Airborne Units." Austin American-Statesman .
  • John T. Ellis, birth date 9/7/1898, death date 1/28/1992 in Caldwell County, Texas. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index .
  • United States Army, Colonel. Military grave marker, John Taylor Ellis, Jr., birth date 9/7/1898, death date 1/28/1992, burial in Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell County. Find a Grave .
  • Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I, 36th Division (Texas and Oklahoma National Guard). RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • 55th Legislature, Regular and Called Session - birth date 9/8/1898. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators 1947.
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