James William Stevenson

Full Name: James William Stevenson
Date of birth: August 24, 1870
Date of death: February 16, 1946

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (1) (2)   41st (3)   42nd (1) (2)   Democrat Victoria / Victoria Senate President Pro Tempore (42nd)   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
H 69 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, Goliad, Victoria
H 69 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, Goliad, Victoria
H 74 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, Goliad, Victoria

(1) 42nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 2nd C.S., elected 10/3/1931. Senate Journal.
(2) 42nd Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/13/1931, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 41st Legislature - Certificate of New Senators, oath of office administered, 1/8/1929, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Acts of 1921, 37th Legislature, 2nd C.S., ch. 6 - District 69 comprised of Victoria, Goliad, and Calhoun counties; District 74 comprised of Kleberg, Willacy, Kenedy, Jim Hogg, Brooks, and Starr counties. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) District 69, J.W. Stevenson. House Journal.
(6) District 74, James W. Stevenson. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • James William Stevenson, birth date 8/24/1870 in Pennsylvania; death date 2/16/1946 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; dairy farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James Wm. Stevenson, birth date 8/24/1870, death date 2/16/1946, burial in Catholic Cemetery #1, Victoria County. Includes portraits and obituary from The Victoria Advocate, 2/17/1946, pp. 1-2. Find a Grave.
  • J.W. Stevenson, Democrat, farmer, born in Pennsylvania, age 58 in 1929. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Obituary, "J.W. Stevenson Dies Saturday; Was Formerly State Senator," 2/17/1946, pp. 1-2. James William Stevenson, born in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania, 8/24/1870. Victoria Advocate.


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Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Constitutional Amendments  
Insurance (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judge L.J. Brucks, Investigate  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Public Debt  
State Affairs  
State Highways and Motor Traffic  
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
41st R.S. - 1929
Constitutional Amendments  
Internal Improvements  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage (Chair) 
Prison Centralization Commission  
Public Debts  
State Highways and Motor Traffic  
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising (Vice Chair) 
40th R.S. - 1927
Live Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Revenue and Taxation  
Tax Survey Committee  
39th R.S. - 1925
Live Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
Penitentiary Investigating Committee  
Revenue and Taxation  
37th R.S. - 1921
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Public Lands and Buildings  
Revenue and Taxation  

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