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James Dinwiddie Woods

J.D. Woods
Full Name: James Dinwiddie Woods, Sr.
Birth date: October 24, 1834
Death date: October 16, 1905

Terms of Service

(1) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal .
(2) William J. Mathis, in special election 2/3/1906, succeeded James D. Woods, died 10/16/1905. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Woods did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Governor ordered elections to fill vacancies caused by the "resignation of Hon. A.L. Sharpe, appointed collector of customs," "removal of W.B. Ware from Amarillo," and "the death of the late Judge J.D. Woods of Grayson county." "Fill Vacancies: Governor Takes Steps to Replace Retired Legislators . . . ," The Houston Post, 1/4/1906, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(6) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal . January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
(8) J.D. Woods (House district 35), postoffice Sherman, nativity Tennessee, lawyer, member of former Legislatures: 23rd, 24th, 25th Senate; 9th, 28th House, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company C, 16th Texas Dismounted Cavalry Regiment, from 2/22/1862. Birth date 10/24/1834 in Hickory Flats, Carroll County, Tennessee; death date 10/16/1905 in Sherman, Texas. "Postwar lawyer, Sherman Texas . . . ; state senator, 1892- ; state legislator, 1902-death." James Dinwiddie Woods, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • Obituary, Capt. J.D. Woods, Volume 14, Number 1, January 1906, p. 134. Confederate Veteran .
  • J.D.W., Sr. (1834-1905), burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County. Find a Grave .
  • WOODS, JAMES D. (1834-1905). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, James D. Woods, pp. 42-43. Born 10/24/1834 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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