J.S. Magee

John Sier Magee

Full Name: John Sier Magee
Date of birth: May 2, 1857
Date of death: April 20, 1946

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 32 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 33 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith
H 33 Jul 9, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith
H 27 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith

(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.
(2) 41st Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to J.S. Magee), 7/9/1929, p. 12. No committee appointments for Magee listed in 3rd-5th Called Sessions. House Journal.
(3) John S. Magee, in special election 7/6/1929, sworn 7/9/1929, succeeded Travis E. Smith, resigned 6/10/1929. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • J. Sire Magee, birth date 5/2/1857 in Mississippi; death date 4/20/1946 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas; retired, school. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Sier Magee, birth date 5/2/1857, death date 4/20/1946, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County; inscription "First county superintendent. Taught school 49, yrs. Member Texas Legislature 8, yrs." Includes obituary from The Tyler Courier Times, 4/21/1946. Find a Grave.
  • "Funeral for J.S. Magee Attended by Hamlinite," 5/3/1946, p. 8. "A long-time educator who was Smith County's first superintendent of public schools, Magee served in the state Legislature . . . " Hamlin Herald (Hamlin, Texas).
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. J.S. Magee, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Magee, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Magee, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.S. Magee, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

43rd R.S. - 1933
Conservation and Reclamation  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Federal Relations  
State Affairs  
42nd R.S. - 1931
Conservation and Reclamation  
Federal Relations  
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
41st R.S. - 1929
State Treasury, Investigate  
34th R.S. - 1915
Commerce and Manufactures  
Municipal Corporations (Vice Chair) 
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Asylums (Vice Chair) 

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