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James W. Sims

James W. Sims
Full Name: James W. Sims
Other surnames: Simms
Birth date: 1805
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (3) (4) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • House, 5th (1) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
  • House, 4th (2) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
(1) 5th Legislature - City/county, pp. 457-461. House Journal .
(2) Col. Joseph H. Burks listed as candidate for Senator; Maj. James W. Sims and Andrew J. Titus for Legislature. The Northern Standard (Clarksville, Texas), 8/2/1851, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(4) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • James W. Sims, opening day roll call, 11/7/1859, p. 2; J.W. Simms, native of Tennessee, age 53, immigrated 1837, Red River county, farmer, Clarksville post office, in Senate roster, p. 604. Senate Journal . 8th R.S. November 7, 1859 8th R.S. Roster

Photographs

Other Resources

  • James W. Sims. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • James W. Sims, pp. 302, 305. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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