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J.D. Woods James Dinwiddie Woods
Full Name: James Dinwiddie Woods, Sr.
Date of birth: October 24, 1834
Date of death: October 16, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 10, 1905 - Oct 16, 1905 29th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 35 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
S 4 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (5)   24th (6) (7)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson Senate President Pro Tempore (24th)   Cooke, Grayson
S 4 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (8)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson
H 31 Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862 9th (9)     Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
(1) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal.
(2) William J. Mathis, in special election 2/3/1906, succeeded James D. Woods, died 10/16/1905. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Governor ordered elections to fill vacancies caused by the "resignation of Hon. A.L. Sharpe, appointed collector of customs," "removal of W.B. Ware from Amarillo," and "the death of the late Judge J.D. Woods of Grayson county." "Fill Vacancies: Governor Takes Steps to Replace Retired Legislators . . . ," Houston Post, 1/4/1906, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) J.D. Woods (House district 35), postoffice Sherman, nativity Tennessee, lawyer, member of former Legislatures: 23rd, 24th, 25th Senate; 9th, 28th House, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) 25th Legislature - 1/12/1897, p. 1, listed on "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(6) 24th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/30/1895, Regular Session; and 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(7) 24th Legislature - 1/8/1895, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators' elect . . . President then administered the oath of office to the above Senators." Senate Journal.
(8) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
(9) Woods did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 6; 4/3/1906, p. 117. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • WOODS, JAMES D. (1834-1905). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company C, 16th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.D. Woods, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.D. Woods, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.D. Woods, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.D. Woods, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.D. Woods, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • James Dinwiddie Woods, Sr. (1834-1905), interment in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, inscription: "born Tenn, husb of Amanda." Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Beaumont Daily Journal, Investigate  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Confederate Home and Southwestern Insane Asylum, Special  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Investigation Relative to Missing Amendment to S.B. No. 258 - Text-book Bill, Special  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Uniformity of Text-books, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penal Code and Code Criminal Procedure, Special  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health  
    Public Printing  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Printing  
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Engrossed Bills  
    Private Land Claims  
     

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