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James Wright Harper

Jas. W. Harper
Full Name: James Wright Harper
Birth date: September 27, 1890
Death date: July 8, 1965

Terms of Service

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

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • James W. Harper, age 38 in 1929, minister, born in Texas. Card File .
  • Elder J.W. Harper, birth date 9/27/1890; death date 7/8/1965, photo, burial in Taylor Cemetery, Gallatin, Rusk County. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned as a leading proponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, pp. 57-58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR .
  • Biographical sketch, "Baptist Institute Leads Dedication of Marker at J.W. Harper's Grave," The Cherokeean (Rusk, Texas), 5/1/1986, p. 9, crediting Singletary Memorial Library. Rev. James Wright Harper, "elected State Representative of Titus and Morris counties and served in the State Legislature for two terms from 1925 to 1929." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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