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James Thomas Stroder

J.T. Stroder
Full Name: James Thomas Stroder
Birth date: September 13, 1872
Death date: July 13, 1959

Terms of Service

  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Obituary, "J.T. Stroder Dies Monday; Rites Tuesday," 7/17/1957, p. 10. Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light .
  • James Thomas Stroder, birth date 9/13/1872 in Texas; death date 7/13/1959 in Hillsboro, Hill County; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • James T. Stroder, birth date 9/13/1872, death date 7/13/1959, burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro County. Find a Grave .
  • Photo, "Opposed to Teaching Evolution in School: James Thomas Stroder," 1/21/1923, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
  • Mentioned in FUNDAMENTALISM. "In 1923, state representatives S.J. Howeth of Johnson County and J.T. Stroder of Navarro County, a Baptist minister and Baptist layman, respectively, introduced the legislature's first antievolution bill." (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.) Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Stroder-Howeth antievolution bill mentioned, pp. 147-148. Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928 1984.
  • 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 .
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - J.T. Stroder, postoffice Frost, nativity Texas, age 50 (born circa 1873), farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .

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