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Jacob Jackson Loy

J.J. Loy
Full Name: Jacob Jackson "Jake" Loy
Birth date: March 2, 1887
Death date: July 4, 1945

Terms of Service

(1) "Sen. J.J. Loy, who will resign after the general election to become county judge at Sherman." "85 New Members Nominated for Lower House; Nine New Senators," 9/9/1932, p. 3. Big Spring Herald .
(2) Cecil Murphy, sworn 11/12/1932, succeeded to unexpired term of Jacob J. Loy, resigned 9/22/1932. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 42nd Legislature - Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/13/1931, p. 1. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 50th Legislature, R.S., SR 20, 1/27/1947, p. 82. Jacob Jackson Loy, born "on Independence Day, 1887." Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Photo and obituary, Jake J. Loy, "Death Takes Judge Loy at Sherman," 7/5/1945, p. 13. Dallas Morning News .
  • Judge Jake J. Loy, birth date 3/2/1887 in New Market, Tennessee, death date 7/4/1945 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, county judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Jake J. Loy, birth date 3/2/1887, death date 7/4/1945, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson County. Includes photo and news article, "Member of House Seeks Senate Seat," Dallas Morning News, 4/22/1930. Inscription, "Legislator - County Judge. He believed in God and States Rights." Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/29/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch .
  • Photo and obituary, Judge Jake J. Loy, "Death Takes Judge Loy at Sherman," The Whitewright Sun, 7/5/1945, p. 1, crediting Whitewright Public Library. "Judge Loy was elected to the Texas Legislature in 1926 and since has achieved national fame as a booster for good roads, free bridges and general improvement in county government. He served in the Legislature from 1926 through 1930 and was the sponsor of the law for free bridges and the road bond assumption law. He became Senator for Grayson County in 1930 and held that until his election to the county judgeship in 1932." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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