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John Edward Linn

Full Name: John Edward Linn
Date of birth: January 19, 1856
Date of death: April 25, 1921

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
S 17 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (3) (4)   26th (2)   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton

(1) 28th Legislature - 1/13/1903, p. 1 - roll call shows District 23 - Edward F. Harris, Galveston, Galveston County; John E. Linn, Galveston, Galveston County. House Journal.
(2) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Shows Linn of Wharton, First Day, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • John Edward Linn, birth date 1/19/1845, death date 4/25/1921 in Bay City, Matagorda County, attorney at law. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John E. Linn (1856-1921), burial in Cedarvale Bay City Cemetery, Bay City, Matagorda County. Includes portrait. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.E. Linn, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John E. Linn, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. Linn, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
Towns and City Corporations  
26th R.S. - 1899
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Educational Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
25th R.S. - 1897
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Debt  
Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Towns and City Corporations  
University of Texas Medical Branch, Special Committee to Inspect  

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