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John Manson Mathis

John Mathis
Full Name: John Manson Mathis, Sr.
Birth date: September 8, 1870
Death date: December 1, 1937

Terms of Service

  • House, 43rd (1) Legislature
    1/10/1933 - 1/8/1935
    Democrat
  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
    Democrat
  • House, 35th (2) Legislature
    2/26/1918 - 1/14/1919
    Democrat
(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal .
(2) John M. Mathis, Sr., in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Sam D.W. Low, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Resolution expressing appreciation for services of Representatives John Mathis, Sr. and T.H. McGregor, p. 414. House Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 1997, A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Died 12/1/1937. Card File .
  • Census of 1880 - J.S. Mathis household, Henderson, Rusk County; sons include Leonidas H. Mathis and John Mathis, and daughter Annie Mathis. FamilySearch .
  • "Fuller Charges to Be Taken Up Today," 8/16/1917, pp. 1, 8. Describes resignation of John M. Mathis of Brenham as a University of Texas regent. Galveston Daily News .
  • John Manson Mathis biographical sketch, pp. 178-179. Relatives: John M. Mathis - son-in-law; Wiley Jones - father-in-law. Democratic elector in 1912; former member and chairman of Eighth District Democratic Committee. Texas Under Many Flags, HeritageQuest Online .
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