J.M. Terrell

James M. Terrell

Full Name: James M. Terrell
Date of birth: October 19, 1870
Date of death: March 6, 1926

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   30th (5) (6) (7) (8)   31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie Senate President Pro Tempore (31st)   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
S 1 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (9) (10)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris

(1) 31st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/12/1909, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) "Place of residence" Texarkana, Texas (Bowie County). Senate Journal.
(3) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) Postoffice Texarkana, Bowie County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Lists Texarkana/Bowie County for James M. Terrell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) "Place of residence" Daingerfield (Morris County). Senate Journal.
(7) 30th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(8) Postoffice Daingerfield, Morris County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(9) James M. Terrell, in special election 11/8/1904, succeeded James R. Wilson, died after 1st Called Session, 28th Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(10) 29th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 40th Legislature, R.S., Simple Resolution 58, 2/14/1927, p. 327. "In 1908 he removed to Texarkana where he practiced law until 1911 when he removed to Dallas where he resided until his untimely death." Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Judge Terrell Was Buried at Daingerfield," 3/11/1926, p. 4. Born 10/19/1870 in Morris County; former State Senator. McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette.
  • Memorial, April 1926, p. 225. J.M. Terrell, birth date 10/19/1870, death date 3/6/1926. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "Centennial 1907-2007." Court of Appeals for the Sixth District of Texas.
  • Census of 1900 - James M. Terrell, Morris County, age 30, born October 1870 in Texas, lawyer/county attorney, son of John and Lucy A. Terrell. FamilySearch.
  • J.M. Terrell, birth date 10/19/1870 in Daingerfield, death date 3/6/1926 in Glen Rose, Somervell County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.M. Terrell (1870-1926), burial in Daingerfield Cemetery, Daingerfield, Morris County, with spouse Daisy Connor Terrell. Find a Grave.
  • "Terrell to Succeed Wilson," 8/23/1904, p. 3. " . . . Morris County has presented the name of J.M. Terrell of Daingerfield as a candidate to succeed the late Senator J.R. Wilson of the first. Terrell is a lawyer, and his county claims the Senatorship." Galveston Daily News.
  • James M. Terrell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • From Daingerfield in 1907; in 1909 from Texarkana, Bowie County, 1 dist., age 38, born in Texas, lawyer, Democrat. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


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Committee Information top

31st R.S. - 1909
Commerce and Manufactures  
Consideration of Message from Gov. Campbell  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Tobin's Book Store Account  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
30th R.S. - 1907
New York American, Investigate  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
Engrossed Bills  
Federal Relations  
Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Health  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
29th R.S. - 1905
Agricultural Affairs  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Newspaper Reports, Investigate, Special  
Public Health  
State Affairs  

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