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John Edward Kauffman

J.E. Kauffman
Full Name: John Edward Kauffman, Sr.
Birth date: December 31, 1857
Death date: July 22, 1913

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 33rd (4) (6) & 32nd (7) Legislatures
    1/10/1911 - 7/22/1913
  • Senate, 31st (1) (2) (3) (5) Legislature
    7/28/1910 - 1/10/1911
(1) Elected as Democrat. "Prepared for the primaries: County executive committee held meeting Monday afternoon. . .; Kauffman resolution," 6/21/1910, p. 5. Notes two elections to be held on July 23, the democratic party primaries and one for state senator to succeed T.W. Masterson; and that "we, the democratic executive committee of Galveston County, most heartily indorse Mr. J.E. Kauffman as a democratic candidate for the unexpired as well as the regular term." Galveston Daily News .
(2) "Candidates for Next Legislature...Preliminary Survey of Situation Looks Unfavorable for Submission in 32d...Positions of Aspirants...", 7/10/1910, p. 20. Includes a list of candidates for the special election to be held on 7/23/1910. "J.E. Kauffman, Galveston." Galveston Daily News .
(3) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News .
(4) In Senate, William L. Hall, sworn 8/18/1913, succeeded John E. Kauffman, death announced 7/23/1913. In House, Wilton McCrory, sworn 9/16/1914, succeeded William L. Hall, resigned 8/18/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) John E. Kauffman, sworn 7/28/1910, succeeded Thomas W. Masterson, resigned 10/12/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) 33rd Legislature - Roll Call, holdover Senators elected on 11/8/1910 for a full period of four years, 1/14/1913, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .
(7) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • "State Senator Kauffman Dies at Wortham Ranch," Thursday, 7/24/1913, p. 14. Died late Tuesday night, 7/22/1913. Secretary of the state democratic executive committee for four years. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch of Senator John Edward Kauffman (birth date 12/31/1857, death date 7/24/1913) in Galveston Was Their Home: Genealogy of the Kauffman-Stubbs-Brotherson Families, by Sara Ellen Stubbs, 1977, pp. 30, 40-42, 172. HeritageQuest Online .
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