P.M. Johnston

Pryor Morton Johnston

Full Name: Pryor Morton Johnston
Other surnames: Johnson
Date of birth: February 2, 1874
Date of death: June 8, 1926

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 77 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Whitt / Parker   Parker
H 77 Jul 29, 1910 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Parker

(1) "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.
(2) Oath of office administered to Hon. E.A. McDaniel and Hon. P.M. Johnston, 7/29/1910, p. 42. House Journal.
(3) P.M. Johnston, sworn 7/29/1910, succeeded R. Bonna Ridgway, resigned 6/1/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Parker County, 77th District - P.M. Johnston, Weatherford. House Journal. 32nd

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Pryor M. Johnston, Young County, age 26, born February 1874 in Tennessee, teacher, spouse Mattie P.
    Census of 1910 - P.M. Johston [Johnston], Parker County, age 36, born circa 1874 in Tennessee, school teacher, spouse Pearl.
    Census of 1920 - Pryor M. Johnston, Denton County, age 48, born circa 1872 in Tennessee, spouse Pearl. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • P.M. Johnston, birth date 2/2/1874 in Tennessee; death date 6/8/1926 in Graham, Young County, Texas; teacher. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Pryor Morton Johnston, birth date 2/2/1874, residence in Krum, Denton County, teacher at Krum School, nearest relative Pearl Johnston (wife), draft registration 9/2/1918 in Denton County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Pryor M. Johnston, birth date 2/2/1874, death date 6/8/1926, burial in Whitt Cemetery, Whitt, Parker County, with spouse Pearlie M. Johnston. Includes obituary of Pryor Morton Johnston, South Bend Ibex, 6/10/1926, front page. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, P.M. Johnston, 6/9/1926, p. 2. Fort Worth Record-Telegram.
  • J.L. Yarbrough, P.J. Johnston, and J.W. Stanford, Photo, "Our Student Ex-Members of the Texas Legislature," The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Normal School, 1922, p. 51, crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Rev. P.M. Johnston, The Graham Leader, 6/10/1926, p. 1, crediting The Library of Graham. Birth date 2/2/1874 in Tozewell, Tennessee; marriage to Pearlie Hodges 3/19/1894, "and came to Texas the following years, settling at Whitt." Texas public school teacher for 28 years, graduate of North Texas State Normal College, and superintendent of schools in South Bend, Texas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Pryor Morton Johnston, The Yucca, Yearbook of North Texas State Normal School, 1923, p. 47, crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - P. M. Johnston, postoffice Whitt, nativity Tennessee, age 36 (born circa 1875), teacher, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Appropriations Subcommittee on the West Texas Normal at Canyon City and Epileptic Colony  
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Liquor Traffic  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections (Chair) 
Representative Districts  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Public Health  

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