C.O. James

Charles Osborne James

Full Name: Charles Osborne James
Date of birth: December 18, 1860
Date of death: December 6, 1931

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 13, 1903 26th (2)   27th (1)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Titus
H 18 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Hopkins

(1) 27th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 26th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary, Charles O. James, "Charles O. Jones [sic], 71, Former Senator, Dies," 12/7/1931, section II, p. 8. Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1900 - C.O. James, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, age 39, born December 1860 in Texas, lawyer-State Senator, spouse Ida. FamilySearch.
  • Chas. O. James, birth date 12/18/1861 or 12/18/1862 in Hopkins County, age 71 or 72 years, death date 12/6/1931 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Charles Osborne James (1860-1931), burial in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, Hopkins County. Includes reprint of obituary in Dallas Morning News, 12/7/1931. Find a Grave.
  • Charles O. James. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • 27th Legislature (1901) - C.O. James, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, nativity Texas, lawyer, Democrat, age 40 (born circa 1861). Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. C.O. James, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.O. James, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.O. James, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.O. James, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Agricultural Affairs  
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and the State Orphan Home, to Visit  
Contingent Expenses  
Engrossed Bills  
Judicial Districts  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Stock and Stock-Raising  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
26th R.S. - 1899
Agricultural Affairs  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Asylums  
Towns and City Corporations  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Federal Relations  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Expert Printer, Investigate, Special  

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