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J. Turney Terrell

J. Turney Terrell
Full Name: James Turney Terrell
Birth date: February 19, 1903
Death date: August 25, 1971

Terms of Service

  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
  • House, 41st (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    2/8/1930 - 1/13/1931
(1) Democrat - "Democratic Delegates to State Convention Will Vote for Garner," 5/8/1940, p. 1. J. Turney Terrell listed as secretary of the county convention and a delegate to the state convention. Del Rio News Herald .
(2) J. Turney Terrell, sworn 2/8/1930, succeeded Roger H. Thurmond, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Democrat - "Democrats Capture All Val Verde Offices," San Antonio Express, 11/7/1930, p. 4. "J. Turney Terrell, Democratic nominee for re-election as legislative representative from this district . . . " San Antonio Express .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • "Alta Marie Stephens, daughter of Rep. George C. Stephens of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Frances Terrell, daughter of Rep. Turney Terrell of Del Rio, were added to the list of mascots of the 42d house of representatives Monday." "Under the Dome," 1/20/1931, p. 8. Austin American .
  • Obituary, "J. Turney Terrell, Former Del Rioan, Legislator, Dies," 8/25/1971, p. 2. Birth date 2/20/1903. Del Rio News Herald .
  • "Terrell, That Magical Political Name on Texas Democratic Ballots . . . ," 6/28/1934, p. 8. Relatives: George B. Terrell and H.B. Terrell - brothers; George B. Terrell - father, J. Turney Terrell - son; H.B. Terrell - uncle, J. Turney Terrell - nephew. El Paso Herald Post .
  • James Turney Terrell, birth date 2/19/1903, death date 8/25/1971 in Austin, Travis County, retired Railroad Comm. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • J. Turney Terrell (1903-1971), burial in Cook Walden Forest Oaks Memorial Park, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave .
  • TERRELL, GEORGE BUTLER (1862-1947). Elected Texas Commissioner of Agriculture in 1920 and held office 1921-1931. Relatives: George Butler Terrell and Henry Berryman Terrell, brothers; George Butler Terrell, father and J. Turney Terrell, son. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in "Under the Dome at Austin," 4/25/1947. Mexia Daily News .
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