J.E. Kauffman

John Edward Kauffman

Full Name: John Edward Kauffman, Sr.
Date of birth: December 31, 1857
Date of death: July 22, 1913

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 10, 1911 - Jul 22, 1913 32nd (3)   33rd (1) (2)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton
S 17 Jul 28, 1910 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton

(1) In Senate, William L. Hall, sworn 8/18/1913, succeeded John E. Kauffman, death announced 7/23/1913. In House, Wilton McCrory, sworn 9/16/1914, succeeded William L. Hall, resigned 8/18/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 33rd Legislature - Roll Call, holdover Senators elected on 11/8/1910 for a full period of four years, 1/14/1913, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(3) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) "Candidates for Next Legislature...Preliminary Survey of Situation Looks Unfavorable for Submission in 32d...Positions of Aspirants...", 7/10/1910, p. 20. Includes a list of candidates for the special election to be held on 7/23/1910. "J.E. Kauffman, Galveston." Galveston Daily News.
(5) Elected as Democrat. "Prepared for the primaries: County executive committee held meeting Monday afternoon. . .; Kauffman resolution," 6/21/1910, p. 5. Notes two elections to be held on July 23, the democratic party primaries and one for state senator to succeed T.W. Masterson; and that "we, the democratic executive committee of Galveston County, most heartily indorse Mr. J.E. Kauffman as a democratic candidate for the unexpired as well as the regular term." Galveston Daily News.
(6) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News.
(7) John E. Kauffman, sworn 7/28/1910, succeeded Thomas W. Masterson, resigned 10/12/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch of Senator John Edward Kauffman (birth date 12/31/1857, death date 7/24/1913) in Galveston Was Their Home: Genealogy of the Kauffman-Stubbs-Brotherson Families, by Sara Ellen Stubbs, 1977, pp. 30, 40-42, 172. HeritageQuest Online.

Other Resources

  • "State Senator Kauffman Dies at Wortham Ranch," Thursday, 7/24/1913, p. 14. Died late Tuesday night, 7/22/1913. Secretary of the state democratic executive committee for four years. Galveston Daily News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Commerce and Manufactures  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health (Chair) 
State Penitentiaries  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Commerce and Manufactures  
Congressional Districts  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Towns and City Corporations  
31st R.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Health  
State Penitentiaries  
Stephen F. Austin Remains  
Towns and City Corporations  

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