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James Price Hague

Full Name: James Price Hague
Birth date: March 8, 1849
Death date: December 3, 1895

Terms of Service

  • House, 16th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/24/1879
(1) Description of election contest, 1/14/1879, p. 2. "There is to be a contest from the El Paso district between Mr. J.P. Hague, of El Paso, and Capt. Ike Mullens, of Tom Green . . . " Hague was an El Paso lawyer and Mullens a frontierman and rancher. Austin Statesman .
(2) J.P. Hague, El Paso, Republican, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Committee on credentials reported two claimants for the 75th district, I.P. Hague and Isaac Mullens, and found I.P. Hague "entitled prima facie to be seated," 1/14/1879, p. 6. Report of committee on privileges and elections recommending Isaac Mullens be sworn in and take his seat, 1/24/1879, pp. 141-142. Special order, resolution adopted and Isaac Mullens sworn 1/24/1879, p. 146. House Journal .
(4) Isaac Mullens, in election contest 1/23/1879, sworn the same day, unseated I.P. Hague. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • I.P. Hague on opening day of 16th Legislature, 1/14/1879, p. 6; J.P. Hague, contestee, in committee report on election contest, 1/24/1879, p. 141, and index, p. 1420. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Judge James P. Hague, "pioneer El Paso attorney, at 21, brought his 16-year-old bride to El Paso in 1871 . . . Judge Hague was appointed district attorney in 1871 by Gov. E.J. Davis." "James P. Hague Home Stood on Site of Times Building: First El Paso District Attorney Bought Place for Youthful Bride in 1873," 8/21/1935, p. 5. El Paso Herald Post .
  • Census of 1880 - James P. Hague, El Paso, El Paso County, age 31, born circa 1849 in Missouri, lawyer, wife Flora E. FamilySearch .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, James P. Hague, pp. 351-354. Out of the Desert: The Historical Romance of El Paso 1923.
  • Confederate States Army. Out of the Desert: The Historical Romance of El Paso 1923.
  • Obituary, James Price Hague, "Judge Hague Is Dead," El Paso International Daily Times, 12/6/1895, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Born 1848 in Cass County, Missouri. Married F.E. Brink of Jefferson in 1870 and shortly afterward was appointed El Paso district attorney by Governor Davis. Republican nominee for Attorney General of Texas in 1890. Died Wednesday night, 12/3/1895, in San Antonio.
    "In Memoriam: Resolutions on the Death of the late Judge J.P. Hague," El Paso bar association, El Paso International Daily Times, 12/10/1895, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Died 12/4/1895 in San Antonio. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . Obituary In Memoriam
  • James P. Hague, El Paso County, p. 36. Born 3/8/1849 in Barry County, Missouri, district attorney Twentieth Judicial District. Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77 1877.

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