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James Madison Townsen

J.M. Townsend
Full Name: James Madison Townsen
Other surnames: Townsend
Birth date: November 8, 1850
Death date: May 30, 1916

Terms of Service

  • House, 24th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
(1) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) GRUNDYVILLE, TEXAS. "Grundyville, just west of Ranch Road 580 and twelve miles northeast of Lampasas in southeastern Lampasas County . . . post office was discontinued in 1918." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - James M. Townsen, Justice Precinct 5, Lampasas County, born November 1850 in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch .
  • James M. Townsen, birth date 11/8/1852 in Tennessee; death date 5/30/1916 in Lampasas County; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • James M. Townsen (1850-1916), burial in Townsen Cemetery, Adamsville, Lampasas County. Includes portrait of Jim Townsen and wife Amanda. Find a Grave .
  • TOWNSEN, JAMES MADISON (1850-1916). Birth date 11/8/1850; death date 5/30/1916. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • J.M. Townsen. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Death notice, "J.M. Townsen Dead," The Lampasas Daily Leader, 5/31/1916, p. 3, crediting Lampasas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • James Madison Townsen, p. 294. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism 2020.
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