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J.T. Stroder James Thomas Stroder
Full Name: James Thomas Stroder
Date of birth: September 13, 1872
Date of death: July 13, 1959

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Frost / Navarro   Navarro
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  • James Thomas Stroder, birth date 9/13/1872, death date 7/13/1959, burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro County. Obituary, "Funeral Held for Former State Solon"; Obituary, James Thomas Stroder, Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, 7/17/1959. Find a Grave.
  • Photo, "Opposed to Teaching Evolution in School: James Thomas Stroder," 1/21/1923, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in FUNDAMENTALISM. "In 1923, state representatives S.J. Howeth of Johnson County and J.T. Stroder of Navarro County, a Baptist minister and Baptist layman, respectively, introduced the legislature's first antievolution bill." (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.) Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Stroder-Howeth antievolution bill mentioned, pp. 147-148. Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.
  • 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.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - J.T. Stroder, postoffice Frost, nativity Texas, age 50 (born circa 1873), farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.T. Stroder, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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