S.E. Johnson

Samuel Ealy Johnson

Full Name: Samuel Ealy "Sam" Johnson, Jr.
Date of birth: October 11, 1877
Date of death: October 23, 1937

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 85 Jan 9, 1923 - Sep 1, 1923 38th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Johnson City / Blanco   Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Llano
H 87 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Johnson City / Blanco   Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Llano
H 87 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Johnson City / Blanco   Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Llano
H 87 Feb 26, 1918 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (10) (11) (12) (13) (14)   Democrat Johnson City / Blanco   Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Llano
H 89 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (15) (16) (17)   Democrat Hye / Gillespie   Blanco, Gillespie, Llano
H 89 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (18) (19) (20) (21) (22)   Democrat Hye / Gillespie   Blanco, Gillespie, Llano

(1) Johnson City. House Journal.
(2) Stonewall, Gillespie County. Johnson resigned 9/1/1923. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Stonewall. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) District 87 composed of Llano, Blanco, Gillespie, and Kendall counties, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) Stonewall, Gillespie County, p. 5 (Dist. No. 87), "Johnson of Blanco," p. 15. House Journal.
(6) Stonewall; incorrectly states member's district is 101. Texas Legislative Manual.
(7) Blanco County. House Journal.
(8) Johnson City, Blanco County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) Johnson City. Texas Legislative Manual.
(10) 35th 4th C.S., "Johnson of Blanco." House Journal.
(11) Fredericksburg, Gillespie County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(12) Sam E. Johnson, Jr., in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Thomas J. Martin, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(13) Johnson City, Blanco County, 35th-38th. Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. as legislator (1918-23), "In 1913, after Lyndon and two girls had been born, Sam and Rebekah moved into Johnson County, into a snug, three-bedroom white frame house . . . ," p. 56; "[W.D.] McFarlane was not the only member of the small band of legislators who felt that way about the Gentleman from Blanco County," p. 83. The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1), 1982.
(14) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in prior and subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(15) Hye, Gillespie County, p. 1; Stonewall, p. 4. House Journal.
(16) Hye, Blanco County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(17) Fredericksburg. Texas Legislative Manual.
(18) Hye is on U.S. Highway 290 near the Gillespie county line ten miles west of Johnson City in western Blanco County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(19) Hye, Gillespie County. House Journal.
(20) Hye, Blanco County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(21) Gillespie County, 29th-30th. Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. as legislator (1905-8), "After six years on the farm, a chance came along. By unwritten agreement, representation in the Texas House of Representatives was rotated among the four Hill Country counties that constituted the 89th District, and 1904 was the year for Gillespie County, the county in which the Johnson farm was located, to send a man to Austin," p. 43. The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1), 1982.
(22) Stonewall. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • JOHNSON, SAMUEL EALY, JR. (1877-1937). Father of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. as legislator, 1905-1908, pp. 40-49; 1918-1923, pp. 64, 79-85, 93. The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1), 1982.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - L.E. [S.E.] Johnson, Justice Precinct 7, Gillespie County, wife Rebekah, son Lindon.
    Census of 1920 - Sam E. Johnson, Justice Precinct 1, Blanco County, wife Rebekah and family, including son Lyndon.
    Census of 1930 - Sam E. Johnson, San Marcos, Hays County, wife Rebecca and family, including son Lyndon. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930

Photographs

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Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Common Carriers  
Municipal and Private Corporations (Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Public Health  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
37th R.S. - 1921
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Game and Fisheries  
Representative Districts (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
36th R.S. - 1919
Agriculture  
Counties  
Highway Commission, Investigate  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
35th R.S. - 1917
Appropriations  
Common Carriers  
Liquor Traffic  
30th R.S. - 1907
Agriculture  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Education  
Judicial Districts  
Mines and Mining  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
29th R.S. - 1905
Agriculture  
Judicial Districts  
Mines and Mining  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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