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John Thomas Brady

J.T. Brady
Full Name: John Thomas Brady
Birth date: October 10, 1830
Death date: June 26, 1891

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 15th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
  • House, 11th (2) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
  • House, 10th Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
(1) "Houston: Republican nominations for Senator, Floater and District Judge," 1/15/1876, p. 1. Report from District Republican Convention for Harris and Montgomery counties indicates John T. Brady recommended for State Senator. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal . April 18, 1876
April 27, 1876
(4) Independent. Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77 1877.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Col. John T. Brady, birth date 10/10/1830, death date 6/26/1891, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch notes "Col. J.T. Brady is Senator elect, the Independent candidate over Col. W.R. Baker, Democratic nominee. The Republicans and many Democrats voted for him"; "State Senators elect: personal sketches completed - seventeen lawyers, seven grangers, two doctors, one editor and four colored politicians - the political structure of the new Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
  • BRADY, JOHN THOMAS (1830-1890). "In 1880 he was nominated for Congress by the National Greenback Labor party." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Gen. John B. Magruder's staff and volunteer aide to Commodore Leon Smith on the steamer Bayou City. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Col. John T. Brady, pp. 377-379. History of Texas Together with a Biographical History of the Cities of Houston and Galveston 1895.
  • Listed in Greenback-Labor State Convention, Presidential electors, 1880, and as Chairman of State Republican Convention, 1888; possibly the "T.J. Brady" listed in Greenback State Convention State Executive Committee, 1884, and Deep Water Convention, Resolutions Committee, 1888, pp. 199, 229, 264, and 272. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas 1916.
  • Obituary, Colonel John T. Brady, "The Bayou City Budget: Death of an Old and Honored Citizen," The Galveston Daily News, 6/27/1891, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 30-32. "In the late election, he was an independent candidate for State Senator." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. John Thomas Brady, p. 348. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
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