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Joseph Clark Hunt

J.C. Hunt
Full Name: Joseph Clark Hunt
Birth date: August 25, 1857
Death date: March 22, 1913

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd (5) (8) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 3/22/1913
  • House, 32nd (2) Legislature
    1/10/1911 - 1/14/1913
  • House, 31st (1) (3) (4) (6) (7) Legislature
    8/5/1910 - 1/10/1911
(1) "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 .
(2) Canyon City, TX was renamed Canyon, TX in 1911. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) 31st Legislature, 2nd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered to Hon. J. C. Hunt, 8/5/1910, p. 80. Indicates district number 101; however, Hunt's predecessor J. Richard Bowman was in district 106 in House Journal and Texas Legislative Manual, 31st Legislature. House Journal .
(4) Notice of J.C. Hunt's intentions to run for Representative from the 106th District against Joseph E. Farrows. "Judge Hunt ran for this office two years ago against J. R. Bowman, but was defeated by a considerable majority," 2/17/1910, p. 12. Lubbock Avalanche .
(5) L.C. Penry, sworn 7/21/1913, succeeded J.C. Hunt, died 3/22/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) J.C. Hunt, sworn 8/5/1910, succeeded J. Richard Bowman, resigned 12/1/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 32nd-33rd Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .
(8) Mentioned in "Candidates for Speakership," 10/11/1912. Wichita Daily Times .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Memorial services and tributes for Thomas McNeal, J.C. Hunt, Lee Killingsworth, and D.C. Kelley, including biographical sketches - 33rd Legislature, Sunday, 3/23/1913, pp. 1469-1485. D.C. Kelley born in 1856, p. 1475. House Journal .
  • 33rd Legislature, R.S., 3/26/1913, p. 1623. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • "Legislative Halls Almost Forsaken . . . Death of Representative Hunt Shocking," 3/23/1913, p. 8; Obituary, "J.C. Hunt Dies in Austin: Representative from Randall County Had Been Ill Since Feb. 15 - His Is Fourth Death This Session," 3/23/1913, p. 10. Other members who died "succumbing to the same disease" [meningitis] were Representatives Neal [sic: McNeal], Killingsworth, and Kelly [sic: Kelley]. Galveston Daily News .
  • Report describing memorial services on the deaths of Representatives McNeal, Killingsworth, Kelley, and Hunt, 3/24/1913, p. 2. San Antonio Light .
  • Joseph Clark Hunt, birth 8/25/1857, death 3/22/1913, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Lamar County. Includes biographical sketch/excerpt from The History of the Schools in West Paris 1884-1984, by Debbie Burks, 1984, p. 21: " . . . Mr. Hunt continued his political life when he moved to West Texas. He was elected to the state legislature there. He died while in Austin, Texas, for a legislative session." The Death and Cemetery Records of Lamar County, Texas, Betsy Mills & Ron Brothers, On-Line Edition (Paris, TX: ReBroMa Press) 2008.
  • "Judge Hunt Dead: Meningitis Victim," 3/24/1913, p. 4. Victoria Advocate .
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