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John Lafayette Camp, Sr.

J.L. Camp
Full Name: John Lafayette Camp, Sr.
Birth date: February 20, 1828
Death date: July 16, 1891

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 3/13/1875
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Camp resigned 3/13/1875. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 14th Legislature, 2nd Session, p. 600 - Resignation letter to Governor Richard Coke dated 3/12/1875, to take effect 3/13/1875, and letter from Secretary of State accepting resignation, 3/13/1875. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, p. 111. Mentioned, pp. 40, 60. A History of Upshur County, Texas 1966.
  • Col. J.L. Camp, Sr. (February 1828-July 1891), burial in Dignowity Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes portrait and reprint of obituary in San Antonio Daily Light, 7/17/1891. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, John La Fayette Camp. Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names By Judge Z.T. Fulmore, Austin, Texas. Genealogy Trails .
  • CAMP, JOHN LAFAYETTE (1828-1891). Relatives: John Lafayette Camp., Sr. - father; John Lafayette Camp, Jr. - son. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 14th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, "Camp Firm in Existence 127 Years," December 1976, pp. 1071-1072. John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was an "able and conservative Democrat." Relatives: John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was father of John Lafayette Camp, Jr., and grandfather of W.N. Camp. Texas Bar Journal .
  • John Lafayette Camp. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1866. Journal of the Texas State Convention: Assembled at Austin, Feb. 7, 1866. Adjourned April 2, 1866, pp. 3-5. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 26, 116, Plate No. 48. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
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