Joseph Nichols

Joseph Francis Nichols

Full Name: Joseph Francis Nichols
Date of birth: April 2, 1868
Date of death: September 24, 1961

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Jan 9, 1917 - Sep 29, 1917 35th (1) (2)   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt, Rockwall
H 39 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
H 33 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt

(1) "Special Elections Are Ordered for Four Additional Districts," 1/24/1918, p. 3 - districts of Stanley Beard, Harry V. Fisher, F.M. Fitzpatrick, and Joseph V. [sic] Nichols. "Today's proclamations follow the opinion of the attorney general holding that a member forfeits his seat in the legislature when he enters the army or navy." Notes Nichols sent letter to governor refusing to resign, "contending that he did not have to." Galveston Daily News.
(2) Benjamin F. Vaughan, in special election 2/23/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Joseph F. Nichols, 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

Biographical Sketches

  • Memorial, February 1962, p. 174. Joseph Francis Nichols. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Captain, World War I. Joseph Francis Nichols, residence in Greenville, birth date 4/2/1868 in Bastrop. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Captain, Company C, 3rd Regiment, Texas Infantry, Spanish-American War. Military grave marker, Joseph F. Nichols, birth date 4/2/1968, death date 9/24/1961, burial in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County. Listed on Texas A&M Spanish-American War Memorial. Find a Grave. Military grave marker Spanish-American War Memorial
  • Nichols, Joseph Francis, United States Volunteers, Spanish-American War, Call Number 401-244. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Nichols, Joseph Francis. Texas Volunteer Guard, Call Number 401-207. Birth date 4/2/1868, birthplace Bastrop, home address Greenville. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Major, Spanish-American War; World War I. "When the Spanish-American War broke out, Major Nichols entered the service as a captain, was battalion commander and commander of Fort Bliss. Although he had already served his time in one war, was a family man and had supposedly reached the age of retirement from the armed services, when World War I started, he again volunteered, went through Air Corps Officers Candidate School and graduated at the top of a class of 400." Memorial, February 1962, p. 174. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Joseph F. Nichols, birth date 4/2/1868 in Bastrop, death date 9/24/1961 in Greenville, Hunt County, retired accountant. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Commerce and Manufactures  
Military Affairs  
Municipal Corporations  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
Revenue and Taxation  
Supreme Judicial Districts  
34th R.S. - 1915
Commerce and Manufactures  
Municipal Corporations  
Private Corporations  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Reforms in Civil Procedure  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Attorney General's Department  
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Confederate Home (Chair) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Orphans Home at Corsicana  
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Reformatory at Gatesville  
Common Carriers  
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Liquor Traffic (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Municipal Corporations  
Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigate  
State Asylums  

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