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John Cunningham

Dr. John Cunningham
Full Name: John Cunningham
Birth date: September 21, 1836
Death date: February 6, 1924

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
  • House, 33rd Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
  • House, 28th Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 1/10/1905
  • House, 27th (1) Legislature
    2/15/1901 - 1/13/1903
  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
(1) John Cunningham, sworn 2/15/1901, succeeded Webb W. Ridling, died 1/18/1901. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Dr. John Cunningham, pp. 224-225. Born 9/21/1836; "In 1873 he was elected a member of the Texas state legislature . . . "; second marriage was to Fannie, daughter of Allen Agnew. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families 1889.
  • Dr. John Cunningham, birth date 9/21/1836, death date 2/6/1924, burial in Sandy Creek Cemetery, Ravenna, Fannin County, with spouse Fannie Cunningham. Grave marker reads, in part: "in the community, at the bedside of the sick, on the battle field, in the legislative halls--always faithful." Includes photos, letter, "To the Voters of Fannin Co., The Bonham News, 7/17/1914; and obituary, "Dr. J. Cunningham Died Suddenly Early Today," Bonham Daily Favorite, 2/6/1924. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch & family portrait, p. 158. Died 1922. "Earnest Democrat," served in 13th and 27th Legislatures. Mentioned in biographical sketches of son H.A. Cunningham, p. 157, & Simp Moore, p. 269. Bonham Public Library. Fannin County Folks & Facts, 1977, crediting Fannin County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, John Cunningham, pp. 89-91. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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