J. Edgar Wilson

James Edgar Wilson

Full Name: James Edgar Wilson
Date of birth: February 19, 1905
Date of death: August 24, 1961

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 93 Jan 10, 1961 - Aug 24, 1961 57th (1) (2)   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Potter
H 93 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Potter
H 93 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Potter
H 93 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Amarillo / Potter   Potter

(1) Kenneth Kohler, in special election 11/19/1961, took office 11/27/1961, succeeded J. Edgar Wilson, died 8/4/1961. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Edgar Wilson, deceased 8/24/1961, replaced by Kenneth Kohler, 11/18/1961. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, J. Edgar Wilson, "Death Takes Legislator," 8/24/1961, p. 1. Member of the Texas House of Representatives since 1955. Amarillo Globe-Times.

Other Resources

  • J. Edgar Wilson, birth date 2/19/1905 in Randall County; death date 8/24/1961 in Amarillo, Potter County; legislator, government. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James Edgar Wilson, birth date 2/19/1905, death date 8/24/1961, burial in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County. Find a Grave.
  • Western Union telegram on the death of J. Edgar Wilson, 8/24/1961. Turman, James A. [Letter from James A. Turman to Truett Latimer, August 24, 1961], crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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Committee Information top

57th R.S. - 1961
Public Lands and Buildings  
56th R.S. - 1959
Public Health  
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
55th R.S. - 1957
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Public Health (Chair) 
54th R.S. - 1955
Commerce and Manufactures  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Oil, Gas, and Mining  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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