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James Tracy

James Tracy
Full Name: James G. Tracy
Birth date: December 13, 1835
Death date: February 23, 1889

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
    Republican
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Included on roster of members of the 13th Legislature as a Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal .
(4) 13th Legislature - Republican, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. James Tracy, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. James Tracy, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • James G. Tracy, born ca. 1835 in Illinois, spouse Sarah E. Tracy, Census of 1870 and 1880, Houston, Harris County. Ancestry.com .
  • J.G. Tracy, Houston, Harris County, born in Illinois, printer, age 38 (born ca. 1835). Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • James G. Tracy, birth date 12/13/1835, death date 2/23/1889, grave marker photo, interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "The Late J.G. Tracy," 2/26/1889, p. 6; telegram received 2/24/1889 regarding death of Colonel James G. Tracy, "prominent in state republican politics and at that time edited a strong republican paper." Galveston Daily News .
  • Career as printer of Houston Union and official state printer, For Free Press and Equal Rights: Republican Newspapers in the Reconstruction South, Richard H. Abbott, Chapter 5, p. 78. Google Books .
  • Biographical sketch and party switches, p. 150, "by 1868, however, Tracy had become a Radical, courting the black voters of Houston . . . by 1870 he was chairman of state Republican executive committee"; Election challenged, pp. 162-164, 166, 168. [Also mentioned as Republican party chairman after 1871 elections, p. 143.] The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

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