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Joseph Francis Nichols

Joseph Nichols
Full Name: Joseph Francis Nichols
Birth date: April 2, 1868
Death date: September 24, 1961

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 9/29/1917
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
  • House, 32nd Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
(1) "Special Elections Are Ordered for Four Additional Districts," 1/24/1918, p. 3 - districts of Stanley Beard, Harry V. Fisher, F.M. Fitzpatrick, and Joseph V. [sic] Nichols. "Today's proclamations follow the opinion of the attorney general holding that a member forfeits his seat in the legislature when he enters the army or navy." Notes Nichols sent letter to governor refusing to resign, "contending that he did not have to." Galveston Daily News .
(2) Benjamin F. Vaughan, in special election 2/23/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Joseph F. Nichols, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Joseph F. Nichols, birth date 4/2/1868 in Bastrop, death date 9/24/1961 in Greenville, Hunt County, retired accountant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • United States Army, Captain, World War I. Joseph Francis Nichols, residence in Greenville, birth date 4/2/1868 in Bastrop. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin) .
  • Captain, Company C, 3rd Regiment, Texas Infantry, Spanish-American War. Military grave marker, Joseph F. Nichols, birth date 4/2/1968, death date 9/24/1961, burial in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County. Listed on Texas A&M Spanish-American War Memorial. Find a Grave . Spanish-American War Memorial Military grave marker
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Nichols, Joseph Francis. Texas Volunteer Guard, Call Number 401-207. Birth date 4/2/1868, birthplace Bastrop, home address Greenville. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935 .
  • Nichols, Joseph Francis, United States Volunteers, Spanish-American War, Call Number 401-244. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935 .
  • Memorial, February 1962, p. 174. Joseph Francis Nichols. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Major, Spanish-American War; World War I. "When the Spanish-American War broke out, Major Nichols entered the service as a captain, was battalion commander and commander of Fort Bliss. Although he had already served his time in one war, was a family man and had supposedly reached the age of retirement from the armed services, when World War I started, he again volunteered, went through Air Corps Officers Candidate School and graduated at the top of a class of 400." Memorial, February 1962, p. 174. Texas Bar Journal .
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