Jas. W. Harper

James Wright Harper

Full Name: James Wright Harper
Date of birth: September 27, 1890
Date of death: July 8, 1965

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Mount Pleasant / Titus   Morris, Titus
H 35 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Mount Pleasant / Titus   Morris, Titus

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/7/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Biographical sketch, "Baptist Institute Leads Dedication of Marker at J.W. Harper's Grave," The Cherokeean (Rusk, Texas), 5/1/1986, p. 9, crediting Singletary Memorial Library. Rev. James Wright Harper, "elected State Representative of Titus and Morris counties and served in the State Legislature for two terms from 1925 to 1929." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • James Wright Harper, birth date 9/27/1890, death date 7/8/1965 in Gallatin, Cherokee County, minister/preacher. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Elder J.W. Harper, birth date 9/27/1890, death date 7/8/1965, obituary, burial in Taylor Cemetery, Gallatin, Rusk County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned as a leading proponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, pp. 57-58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR.
  • James W. Harper, age 38 in 1929, minister, born in Texas. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


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Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Congressional Districts  
Liquor Traffic  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
39th R.S. - 1925
Liquor Traffic  
Municipal and Private Corporations  

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