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Hart Willis

Hart Willis
Full Name: James Hart Willis, Sr.
Birth date: March 19, 1885
Death date: May 31, 1963

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 37th (1) (2) Legislature
    7/18/1921 - 1/9/1923
(1) Hart Willis, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded James C. McNealus, died 5/18/1921. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) "Willis Elected in Senatorial Balloting," The Brownsville Herald, 6/26/1921, p. 1. Hart Willis elected to State Senate on 6/25/1921 to succeed the late J.C. McNealus. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Last Rites Held for J.H. Willis," 6/2/1963, p. 27. "He was a presidential elector in the 1940's and a member of the Texas State Senate for Dallas and Rockwall Counties in the 20's." Dallas Morning News .
  • Daily events, 1921. Name listed as J. Hart Willis and Hart Willis interchangeably. Dallas Times Herald .
  • James Hart Willis, Sr., birth date 3/19/1885 in Missouri, death date 5/31/1963 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, retired attorney at law. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • J. Hart Willis, Sr. (1885-1963), burial in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas. Find a Grave .
  • WILLIS, JAMES HART, SR. (1885–1963). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Memorial, September 1963, p. 805. Texas Bar Journal .
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