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Joshua P. Cranke

Full Name: Joshua P. Cranke
Date of birth: June 30, 1867
Date of death: August 22, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 96 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb
H 96 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1)   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb

(1) "Capt. J.P. Cranke, editor of the Laredo Times and commander of the crack military company of Laredo, is said to be a candidate for the democratic nomination for legislative representative from that district," 3/5/1904, p. 2. Brownsville Herald.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Military Service Notes

  • Joshua P. Cranke, Tex., 14534-A, Arlington National Cemetery. Find a Grave.
  • United States Service, First Texas Volunteer Cavalry, Troop M, 1898, Spanish-American War. State Service, Texas National Guard, Captain, Company I, First Infantry and Second Infantry. Military record and transfer to retirement list, General Orders No. 7, Austin, 2/5/1914, Biennial Report of the Adjutant-General of Texas: From January 1, 1913, to December 31, 1914, p. 141. Google Books.
  • Texas National Guard, Captain of Infantry. "Texas Officers Are Ready: Adjutant General Hutchings Hears from Many Who Wish to Attend School," San Antonio Express, 3/11/1911, p. 2, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. Joshua P. Cranke, Laredo. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Joshua P. Cranke, birth date 6/30/1867 in Virginia, death date 8/22/1934 in Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia. Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987. FamilySearch.
  • Death notice, "Former Editor Dead," 8/31/1934, p. 2. "Capt. Joshua P. Cranke, about 60, former editor of the Laredo Times about 25 years ago, member of the Texas legislature about 22 years ago and captain of the old Milmo Rifles of this city." Death date 8/22/1934 in Falls Church, Virginia. San Antonio Express.
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - J.P. Cranke, postoffice Laredo, nativity Tennessee, age 36 (born circa 1869), editor, Democrat.
    32nd Legislature (1911) - J.P. Cranke, postoffice Laredo, nativity Tennessee, age 43 (born circa 1868), writer, member of former legislatures: 29th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual. 29th 32nd


  • Photograph. J.P. Cranke, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Cramke, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Military Affairs  
Mines and Mining  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
29th R.S. - 1905
Enrolled Bills  
Military Affairs  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing  

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