J.J. Faulk

James Jonathan Faulk

Full Name: James Jonathan Faulk
Date of birth: February 12, 1851
Date of death: July 16, 1935

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (1) (2)   28th (3) (4)   29th (1) (2)   Democrat Athens / Henderson Senate President Pro Tempore (29th)   Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro
H 23 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (5)   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Henderson

(1) 29th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/26/1906, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 29th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Portrait and biographical sketch of the author, J.J. Faulk, pp. 321-322. "In politics, I [Faulk] am a life-long Democrat." History of Henderson County Texas: Recording Names of Early Pioneers, Their Struggles and Handicaps, Condition and Appearance of the County, Advancement and Progress to the Present, 1929.

Other Resources

  • Obituary (partial), "J.J. Faulk, Lawyer, Educator, Author, Is Dead at Athens," 7/17/1935, p. 1. Continuation not found in July 17 issue. Dallas Morning News.
  • James Jonathan Faulk, birth date 2/12/1851 in Monroe, Louisiana, death date 7/16/1935 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.J. Faulk (1851-1935), burial in City Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County, including obituary of James J. Faulk from Monroe News-Star (Louisiana), 7/17/1935. Find a Grave.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Wedding announcement of Hon. J.J. Faulk and Genie Beaty in Athens Journal, 4/9/1881, republished in Athens Weekly Review, 6/28/1923. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.


  • Photograph. J.J. Faulk, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Faulk, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Faulk, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

29th R.S. - 1905
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Judiciary No. 1  
Newspaper Reports, Investigate, Special  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
State Asylums (Chair) 
Stock and Stock Raising  
28th R.S. - 1903
Engrossed Bills  
Federal Relations  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judiciary No. 1  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
State Penitentiaries  
17th R.S. - 1881
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Educational Affairs  
Judiciary No. 2  
Places of Business and Suitable Buildings for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Commissioners of Appeals  
Quarters for State Departments, Select (Co-Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
Senatorial and Representative Districts  

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