James F. Denton

James Terry Denton

Full Name: James Terry Denton
Date of birth: September 24, 1877
Date of death: February 2, 1954

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 14 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson, Liberty, Orange

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House District 14
Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919
Legislatures: 35th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Port Arthur / Jefferson
Counties in district: Jefferson, Liberty, Orange

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Other Resources

  • James Terry Denton, birth date 9/24/1877, newspaper editor, residence in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, draft registration 9/9/1918 in Jefferson County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, "Texas and Her Legislature (Legislative Section)," Members of Texas House of Representatives, 35th Legislature, 2/28/1917, p. 12. James T. Denton, born at Wortham, Texas. "He educated himself largely through experience in a printing office. He is a newspaper editor and special writer and is serving on a number of important committees and is chairman of engrossed bills committee." Fort Worth Record.
  • James T. Denton, Chairman, Democratic County Executive Committee (Hood County), "New Chairman Calls Committee Session" and "Galyean Resigns, Dems Elect New Chairman," 1/18/1945, p. 1. "The committee by unanimous vote elected James T. Denton as county chairman." Hood County News-Tablet (Granbury, Texas).
  • Obituary, "Services Today for James T. Denton," 2/4/1954, p. 1. "He came to Granbury fifteen years ago and worked on the Hood County Tablet, the Granbury News and later on the News-Tablet." Death 2/2/1954 (Tuesday); burial in Granbury Cemetery. Hood County News-Tablet (Granbury, Texas).
  • "Taxpayers Organize - Meet Again March 4th," LaGrange Journal, 3/2/1933, p. 7, crediting Fayette Public Library Museum and Archives. "James T. Denton, recently located in LaGrange and a former member of the legislature, who had been identified with the taxpayers' movement in Texas for two years as a newspaper writer and publisher, outlined the principal purposes of the organization." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - Jas. T. Denton, postoffice Port Arthur, nativity Texas, age 40 (born circa 1877), 40 years in Texas, editor and publisher, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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35th R.S. - 1917
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Orphan Home  
Conflicting Extension Work  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Public Health  

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