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Jacob Franklin Wolters

J.F. Wolters
Full Name: Jacob Franklin Wolters
Birth date: September 2, 1871
Death date: October 8, 1935

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • WOLTERS, JACOB FRANKLIN (1871-1935). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • United States Volunteers, First Lieutenant, Spanish-American War; Texas National Guard, Brigadier General, World War I. "Wolters entered the Texas National Guard as a private in Company D of the Fayette Light Guards in 1891, served as first lieutenant of the First Texas Cavalry, United States Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War, and organized the Fifty-sixth Cavalry Brigade during World War I. He commanded the guard when martial law was declared at Longview, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Mexia, and Borger. Camp Wolters (later Fort Wolters), which was established in Palo Pinto County in 1925 as a training camp for the Fifty-sixth Brigade, was named for him. Wolters became brigadier general of the Texas National Guard on April 1, 1918, and was made major general on retirement." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, p. 263. Texans and Their State: A Newspaper Reference Work 1918.
  • Memorial, October 1936, pp. 38-39. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association .
  • Biographical sketch, Jacob F. Wolters, pp. 73-74. Born 9/2/1871 in New Ulm, Texas, married Sallie E. Drane 4/25/1893 in Columbus, Texas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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