James Robert Astin

Full Name: James Robert Astin
Date of birth: July 16, 1866
Date of death: July 20, 1931

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 9, 1917 33rd (2)   34th (1)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson
S 12 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (3) (4)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson

(1) 34th Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 33rd Legislature - List of Senators elected on November 5, 1912, oath of office administered, 1/14/1913, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal.
(3) J.R. Astin, in special election 11/8/1910, succeeded Alfred J. Harper, resigned 9/21/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and photo, James Robert Astin, "Who's Who in Texas and Why," 7/8/1917, p. 8. Austin American.
  • Obituary, "Former Senator J.R. Astin Died This Afternoon," 7/20/1931, p. 1. James Robert Astin student loan fund, "Former Students' Association Will Handle Astin Loan Fund; Directors of AM Hold Week-End Conference," 9/24/1935, pp. 1 and 6. Bryan Eagle.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - James R. Astin, Bryan, Brazos County, age 43, born circa 1867 in Texas, attorney at law, mother Anah H. Astin. FamilySearch.
  • Jas. Robert Astin, birth date 7/16/1866 in Navarro County; death date 7/20/1931 in Mumford, Robertson County; farming/plantation. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James R. Astin (1866-1931), burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.R. Astin, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Astin, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Astin, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
Congressional Districts  
Educational Affairs  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
33rd R.S. - 1913
Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
Commerce and Manufactures  
Educational Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Public Health  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
32nd R.S. - 1911
Agricultural Affairs  
Educational Affairs  
Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing  
Representative Districts  
Senatorial Districts  
State Asylums  
State Penitentiaries  

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