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J.S. Sherrill J.S. Sherrill
Full Name: James Stevens Sherrill
Date of birth: September 15, 1854
Date of death: February 15, 1931

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt Speaker   Hunt
S 5 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Collin, Hunt
H 15 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
(1) Ezzell, Frank, editor. The Ferris wheel, Volume 6, Number 18, 1/14/1899, p. 1. "Hon. J.S. Sherrill of Greenville was the successful candidate for speaker..." Ferris Public Library, Ferris, Texas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) District 5 comprised of Collin and Hunt; District 15 comprised of Leon, Madison, Grimes, Montgomery, Walker, San Jacinto, and Polk. Acts 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 21, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) "The democratic executive committee...recommended Judge Sherrill of Hunt as such successor of Charles Yoakum, lately resigned," 9/23/1894, p. 4 (Senate Journal does not list district numbers in the 24th; Yoakum in 23rd Legislature was Senate District 5). Galveston Daily News.
(4) 24th Legislature - Senate District Number 15. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 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.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 42nd Legislature, R.S., 2/16/1931, p. 361. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 35th Speaker of the House of Representatives: J.S. Sherrill (biography). Birth date 9/15/1853; death date 2/16/1931. Ran to fill vacancy in state senate for 24th Legislature. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006, 2006.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James S. Sherrill, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. J.S. Sherrill, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Sherrill, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Sherrill, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Sherrill, 26th Legislature, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Greenville, Texas, p. 649, Sherrill & Starnes - James Stevens Sherrill, birth date 9/15/1854, State Senator, 1895-1896; Speaker, Tex. Legislature 1899-1901. The American Bar.
  • Ancestral File - James Stevens Sherrill, birth date 9/15/1854; death date 2/15/1931. Spouse Kate Crossland Farr. FamilySearch.
  • Interment in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas - James S. Sherrill (1854-1931), wife Kate F. (1860-1932). Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penal Code and Code Criminal Procedure, Special  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylums  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  

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