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J.W. Cranford J.W. Cranford
Full Name: John Walter Cranford
Date of birth: July 28, 1859
Date of death: March 3, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Titus
S 5 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (2)   21st (3) (4)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins Senate President Pro Tempore (22nd)   Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt
(1) 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.
(2) 22nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/22/1891, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) 21st Legislature - 1/8/1889, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call : "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 209-210. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, "Lawmakers of Texas: Something about Men Who Left Records at Austin: Cranford, Bowser, Simpson, Atlee, Imboden, Steele, Greer and Douglass. Their Personal and Political Points," 8/27/1893, p. 13. Galveston Daily News.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography, p. 389. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • CRANFORD, John Walter (1862-1899). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • CRANFORD, JOHN WALTER (1859-1899). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.W. Cranford, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.W. Cranford, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.W. Cranford, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Rules  
    Rules for Impeachment Proceeding  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Apportionment and Representation (Chair) 
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Internal Improvements  
    Jefferson Davis  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Rules  
    State Asylums  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Contingent Expenses  
    Education  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    North Texas Insane Asylum  
    Privilege and Elections  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Offices  
     

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