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James Hollins Woods

James H. Woods
Full Name: James Hollins Woods
Birth date: April 30, 1858
Death date: May 23, 1931

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 38th (1) (4) Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925
    Democrat
  • Senate, 37th (5) & 36th (3) Legislatures
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 8/17/1921, 2nd C.S.
  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
    Democrat
  • House, 34th (2) Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
    Democrat
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
    Democrat
  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
    Democrat
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1924 due to redistricting. Act approved 1921 and effective Apr. 1, 1924, 37th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 60, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
(3) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918. Senate Journal .
(4) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1-2, List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922. Senate Journal .
(5) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Well Thought Of: Representative Woods Speaks Well of Representative Calhoun," 3/25/1915, p. 4. Reports on Representative J.H. Woods' memorial remarks about Representative B.A. Calhoun ("about 60 years of age"), including remembrance of an argument between Calhoun and Representative W.T. Bagby on the floor of the House on the subject of women's suffrage. Corsicana Daily Sun .
  • Woods, James Hollins (1858-1931) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born in Coffee County, Tenn., April 30, 1858. Brother of Baldwin H. Woods, Jr.. Lawyer; mayor of Corsicana, Tex., 1898-1900; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1911-19; member of Texas state senate, 1919-23. Methodist. Died in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., May 23, 1931. Burial location unknown. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries .
  • Text of Senator James H. Woods Home historical marker, Corsicana, Navarro County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Dedication service of the historical marker for Senator James H. Woods Home, Woods born 4/30/1858. TXGenWeb Project .
  • Biographical sketch, James Hollins Woods. Mayors of Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. TXGenWeb Project .
  • Senator James H. Woods Home, Corsicana, historical marker photo. TXGenWeb Project .

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