J.J. Loy

Jacob Jackson Loy

Full Name: Jacob Jackson "Jake" Loy
Date of birth: March 2, 1887
Date of death: July 4, 1945

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 13, 1931 - Sep 22, 1932 42nd (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson Senate President Pro Tempore (42nd)   Cooke, Fannin, Grayson
H 44-2 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson
H 44-2 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Denison / Grayson   Grayson

(1) 42nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 3rd C.S., elected 8/30/1932. Senate Journal.
(2) "Sen. J.J. Loy, who will resign after the general election to become county judge at Sherman." "85 New Members Nominated for Lower House; Nine New Senators," 9/9/1932, p. 3. Big Spring Herald.
(3) Cecil Murphy, sworn 11/12/1932, succeeded to unexpired term of Jacob J. Loy, resigned 9/22/1932. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 42nd Legislature - Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/13/1931, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 50th Legislature, R.S., SR 20, 1/27/1947, p. 82. Jacob Jackson Loy, born "on Independence Day, 1887." Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and obituary, Jake J. Loy, "Death Takes Judge Loy at Sherman," 7/5/1945, p. 13. Dallas Morning News.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/29/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Photo and obituary, Judge Jake J. Loy, "Death Takes Judge Loy at Sherman," The Whitewright Sun, 7/5/1945, p. 1, crediting Whitewright Public Library. "Judge Loy was elected to the Texas Legislature in 1926 and since has achieved national fame as a booster for good roads, free bridges and general improvement in county government. He served in the Legislature from 1926 through 1930 and was the sponsor of the law for free bridges and the road bond assumption law. He became Senator for Grayson County in 1930 and held that until his election to the county judgeship in 1932." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Judge Jake J. Loy, birth date 3/2/1887 in New Market, Tennessee, death date 7/4/1945 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, county judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Jake J. Loy, birth date 3/2/1887, death date 7/4/1945, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson County. Includes photo and news article, "Member of House Seeks Senate Seat," Dallas Morning News, 4/22/1930. Inscription, "Legislator - County Judge. He believed in God and States Rights." Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Jake J. Loy, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Loy, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Loy, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Labor (Chair) 
Representative Districts  
State Highways and Motor Traffic  
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Towns and City Corporations  
41st R.S. - 1929
Common Carriers  
Labor (Chair) 
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs  
State Treasury, Investigate  
40th R.S. - 1927
Commerce and Manufactures  
Lobbying Activities, Investigation  
State Affairs  

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