Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profileprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view

J.R. Luce John Riley Luce
Full Name: John Riley Luce
Date of birth: October 30, 1871
Date of death: January 10, 1956

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Grapeland / Houston   Houston

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(2) John Luce, Latexo, "Next Legislature Now Complete," 11/7/1908, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.
(3) GRAPELAND, TEXAS. "Grapeland is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 and Farm Road 227, twelve miles north of Crockett in northern Houston County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Grapeland. House Journal.
(5) Crockett, Houston County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Laxtexo. Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide.
(7) Grapeland. Texas Legislative Manual.
(8) Latexo, Houston County. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • J.R. Luce, first marriage to Jennie Tyre, 12/20/1892 in Houston County. Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2017. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1910 - John R. Luce, Houston County, age 38, born circa 1872 in Texas, farmer, wife Jennie, sons James C. and Ernest L., daughters Ruth A., Ruby I., Lourie B., and Margaret C.
    John R. Luce, second marriage to Caudis [Candis] Knox, 1/18/1912 in Houston County.
    Census of 1920 - J.R. Luce, Houston County, age 48, farmer, wife C.E. Luce, daughters L.B., M.C., M.J., G.C., and H.A.
    Census of 1930 - John R. Luce, Houston County, age 58, born circa 1872 in Texas, farmer, wife Candis E., daughters Georgia E. and Hazel A.
    Census of 1940 - John R. Luce, Houston County, age 68, born circa 1872 in Texas, farmer, wife Candis, daughters Georgia Luce and Jennie Bruce. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930 1940 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • John Riley Luce, birth date 10/30/1871, death date 1/10/1956 in San Antonio, Bexar County, burial in Crockett, farming. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John Riley Luce, birth date 10/30/1871, death date 1/10/1956, burial in Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett, Houston County, with spouse Candis Ellen Luce and daughter Georgia Esther Luce. Includes photos and obituary. Find a Grave.
  • 31st Legislature (1909) - J.R. Luce, postoffice Grapeland, nativity Texas, age 37 (born circa 1872), farmer, 37 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.R. Luce, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Federal Relations  
    Mines and Mining  
    Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Federal Relations  
    Mines and Mining  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.