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Eldred James Simkins

E.J. Simkins
Full Name: Eldred James Simkins
Other surnames: Sempkins
Birth date: October 13, 1839
Death date: June 25, 1903

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 22nd (1) (3) (4) (8) Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 4/30/1892
    Democrat
  • Senate, 21st (2) (6) & 20th (5) (7) Legislatures
    1/11/1887 - 1/13/1891
    Democrat
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(4) Simkins resigned 4/30/1892. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) E.J. Sempkins, Senate District 15. List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(7) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal .
(8) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal .

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