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James David Avis

J.D. Avis
Full Name: James David "Jim" Avis
Birth date: August 13, 1861
Death date: September 29, 1935

Terms of Service

  • House, 41st Legislature
    1/8/1929 - 1/13/1931
  • House, 40th Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929
  • House, 39th Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 1/11/1927
  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, J. David Avis, Volume IV, pp. 1957-1957. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, James David Avis, Volume II, pp. 579-580. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas 1906.
  • J.D. Avis, birth date 8/13/1861 in Montague; death date 9/29/1935 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County; retired cattleman; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • James David Avis (1861-1935), burial in Riverside Cemetery, Wichita Falls, Wichita County. Includes portrait and obituary in Dallas Morning News, Monday 9/30/1935. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/22/1929, p. 7. Houston Post-Dispatch .
  • Obituary, "J.D. Avis Dies Sunday at His Home on Tenth," 9/30/1935, pp. 1, 2. Born 8/13/1861 in Montague, moved to Wichita Falls in 1885. "Too, he filled two [sic] terms as a member of the Texas legislature, where his work was regarded as sound and of benefit to his district." Wichita Falls Times .
  • Mentioned in obituary of grandson, James David Avis III, 10/9/2008. Wichita Falls Times Record News .
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