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John Nance Garner

Jno. N. Garner
Full Name: John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner
Birth date: November 22, 1868
Death date: November 7, 1967

Terms of Service

  • House, 27th Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
  • House, 26th Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • GARNER, John Nance (1868-1967). Representative, TX; Speaker of the House, US; Vice President, US. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present .
  • John Nance Garner, birth date 11/22/1868, death date 11/7/1967, burial in Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde County. Includes portraits, biographical sketch. Find a Grave .
  • GARNER, JOHN NANCE (1868-1967). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Photos and biographical sketch. First Texan to serve as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatitives and as vice president of the United States. Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington 2004.
  • "Statesman on Horseback: Judge, Senator, State Treasurer and Railroad Commissioner, C.V. Terrell Was Confidant of Eight Texas Governors," by A. Garland Adair, January 1960, pp. 10-12, biographical sketch, painting & photo. Mentions John Garner. Texas Parade .
  • Biographical sketch, John N. Garner, pp. 129-130. Born 11/22/1870 in Red River County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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