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James Robert Wilson

J.R. Wilson
Full Name: James Robert Wilson
Birth date: July 26, 1864
Death date: August 7, 1904

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 28th (2) (3) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 8/7/1904
    Democrat
  • Senate, 27th (1) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
    Democrat
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Wilson died after 1st C.S. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(5) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • James Robert Wilson, birth date 7/26/1864 in Virginia, death date 8/7/1904 in Bowie County, Texas, interment at Shipp Cemetery, New Boston, Bowie County. Find a Grave .
  • "Senator Wilson Dead; special to the News," dateline 8/8/1904, newspaper dated 8/9/1904; State Senator James R. Wilson died last night (8/7/1904) at his home in New Boston of typhoid fever. Galveston Daily News .
  • "Terrell to Succeed Wilson," 8/23/1904, p. 3. " . . . Morris County has presented the name of J.M. Terrell of Daingerfield as a candidate to succeed the late Senator J.R. Wilson of the first. Terrell is a lawyer, and his county claims the Senatorship." Galveston Daily News .
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - J.R. Wilson, postoffice Texarkana, Bowie County, nativity Virginia, farmer, age 38 (born circa 1865), Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Biographical sketch, J.R. Wilson, p. 63. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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