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James Milton Presler

J.M. Presler
Full Name: James Milton Presler
Other surnames: Pressler
Birth date: September 23, 1855
Death date: March 17, 1923

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 25th (1) & 24th (2) Legislatures
    1/8/1895 - 1/10/1899
  • Senate, 23rd (3) Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(2) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 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

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • J.M. Pressler, birth date 9/23/1855; death date 3/17/1923 in Memphis, Hall County; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • James Milton Presler, birth date 9/23/1855, death date 3/17/1923, burial in Fairview Cemetery North Section, Memphis, Hall County, Texas. Includes obituaries from The Memphis Democrat, 3/22/1923; and The Comanche Chief, 3/23/1923. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Hon. J.M. Presler Dies at His Home in Memphis, Texas," The Comanche Chief, 3/23/1923, p. 1, crediting Comanche Public Library. Presler was "for many years a resident of Comanche and for two terms state senator from this senatorial district . . . During his service as state senator, he espoused the cause of uniform text books for the public schools of the state and the bill enacted into law was called the Presler text-book bill."
    "An Appreciation of Judge J.M. Presler," reprinted from the Fort Worth Star Telegram, written by Judge Speer of Fort Worth, The Comanche Chief, 4/6/1923, p. 6, crediting Comanche Public Library. Birth date 9/23/1855. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . 3/23/1923 4/6/1923
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
  • Biographical sketch, James M. Presler, pp. 55-56. Born 9/23/1856 in Washington County, Texas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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