Louis J. Wortham

Louis J. Wortham

Full Name: Louis J. Wortham
Date of birth: November 1, 1858
Date of death: September 10, 1927

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 52 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 52 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 78 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 78 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant

(1) District 18 comprised of Shelby county; District 78 comprised of Tarrant county, pp. 33, 36, Acts 1901, 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 8. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 78 represented by Louis J. Wortham, p. 6. House Journal.
(3) District 18 represented by Louis J. Wortham, p. 154. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(5) District No. 78 - Louis J. Wortham, Fort Worth; W.B. Fitzhugh, Arlington. House Journal.
(6) 78th - W.B. Fitzhugh, Arlington; Louis J. Wortham, Fort Worth. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 39th Legislature, R.S., 3/18/1925, p. 1865, In Memory of Colonel W.B. Wortham (state treasurer, son of William Amos Wortham). Relatives: William Amos Wortham - father, Louis J. Wortham - son. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Louis J. Wortham (1858-1927), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Includes biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Municipal Corporations  
Public Debt  
Revenue and Taxation  
33rd R.S. - 1913
Appropriations (Chair) 
32nd R.S. - 1911
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Agricultural and Mechanical College (Chair) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Prairie View Normal (Chair) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on the State Penitentiaries and State Farms  
Congressional Districts  
Game and Fisheries  
Insurance (Chair) 
Municipal Corporations  
Revenue and Taxation  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
31st R.S. - 1909
Insurance (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  

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