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James Otho Merriman

J. O. Merriman
Full Name: James Otho Merriman
Birth date: March 28, 1884
Death date: June 21, 1923

Terms of Service

  • House, 38th (5) Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 6/21/1923
    Democrat
  • House, 37th (2) Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923
    Democrat
  • House, 36th (1) (3) (4) (6) Legislature
    5/20/1920 - 1/11/1921
    Democrat
(1) Included in "New Legislators in the Texas House," list of 12 new members elected to fill vacancies since the last session, 5/21/1920, p. 11. Austin American .
(2) Home city Port Neches, Orange County. House Journal .
(3) 36th Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to Lidiak, Jackson, Garrett, Daniel, Vickers, Biggers, Merriman, Beavens, Neal, Baldwin, Morris, and Pollard), 5/20/1920, pp. 1-2. No committee appointments listed for these members in 3rd-4th C.S. House Journal .
(4) J.O. Merriman, in special election 2/21/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Lee E. Stout, died 1/19/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Merriman died 6/21/1923. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • James Otho Merriman (1884-1923), interment in Oak Bluff Cemetery, Port Neches, Jefferson County. Find a Grave .
  • "Representative Merriman Dies After Long Illness," 6/22/1923, p. 3. Galveston Daily News .
  • "Representative J.O. Merriman Dies," 6/21/1923, p. 1. Port Arthur News .
  • "30 KKK's Kneel at Open Grave, Place Fiery Cross at Head at Merriman's Funeral," 6/23/1923, p. 1. Port Arthur News .
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