Jno. M. Matuis

John Manson Mathis

Full Name: John Manson Mathis, Sr.
Date of birth: September 8, 1870
Date of death: December 1, 1937

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19-5 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 19-5 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 69 Feb 26, 1918 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (2)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington

(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) John M. Mathis, Sr., in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Sam D.W. Low, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Resolution expressing appreciation for services of Representatives John Mathis, Sr. and T.H. McGregor, p. 414. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, John M. Mathis, Volume IV, p. 1997. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, John Manson Mathis, Volume I, pp. 178-179. Son of Rev. John S. and Aurelia (Jones) Mathis. Relatives: John M. Mathis - son-in-law; Wiley Jones - father-in-law. Democratic elector in 1912; former member and chairman of Eighth District Democratic Committee. Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.

Other Resources

  • T.H. McGregor of Austin, Preston L. Anderson of San Antonio, John M. Mathis of Houston, and "Uncle Elmer" Pope of Corpus Christi, "Austinite Last of Famed 'Four Horsemen'," 10/22/1952, p. 4. Austin American.
  • Census of 1880 - J.S. Mathis household, Henderson, Rusk County; sons include Leonidas H. Mathis and John Mathis, and daughter Annie Mathis. FamilySearch.
  • "Fuller Charges to Be Taken Up Today," 8/16/1917, pp. 1, 8. Describes resignation of John M. Mathis of Brenham as a University of Texas regent. Galveston Daily News.
  • Died 12/1/1937. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

43rd R.S. - 1933
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
42nd R.S. - 1931
Congressional Districts  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
35th R.S. - 1917
Banks and Banking  
Liquor Traffic  
Private Corporations (Chair) 
Senatorial Districts  

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