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Jesse Richard Smith

Jesse R. Smith
Full Name: Jesse Richard Smith
Other surnames: Jessie
Birth date: May 2, 1872
Death date: November 29, 1954

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 40th (1) & 39th (2) (3) (4) Legislatures
    1/13/1925 - 1/8/1929
    Democrat
(1) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(2) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal .
(3) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) Jessie R. Smith. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Ex-State Senator, Jesse Smith, Dies," 11/30/1954, p. 6-A. Jesse R. Smith, birth date 5/2/1872, death date 11/29/1954. State senator 1925-1929. Married to Mrs. Irene Smith 1/4/1943 in the State Senate chamber in Austin. Abilene Reporter-News .
  • Jesse Richard Smith, birth date 5/2/1872 in Flatwoods, Lawrence County, Tennessee; death date 11/29/1954 in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas; interment in Breckenridge Cemetery, Breckenridge, Stephens County. Obituary, "Judge Jesse R. Smith, 82, pioneer resident of Breckenridge and Stephens County . . . From 1925-1929, Judge Smith served in the Texas State Senate." Find a Grave .
  • Smith, Jesse R. - of Breckenridge, Stephens County, Tex. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries .
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - Jesse R. Smith, postoffice Breckenridge, Stevens [sic] County, nativity Tennessee, age 52 (born circa 1875), farmer, banker, Democrat, member of former legislatures: 39th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual .
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