J.H. Shelburne

James Henry Shelburne

Full Name: James Henry Shelburne
Date of birth: December 2, 1845
Date of death: April 9, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 23rd (2)   24th (1)   Democrat Bellville / Austin   Austin, Fort Bend, Harris, Waller
H 68 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3) (4)   Democrat Bellville / Austin   Austin

(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893
(3) "For four years he has been chairman of the Democratic Executive Committee of his county," p. 174. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(4) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • James Henry Shelburne, biographical information in #7, Shelburne-Reinecker House, Bellville Historic Homes & Structures. In 1886 he was elected to the 20th legislature by a unanimous vote. Died in 1904. Bellville Historical Society.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, James H. Shelburne, pp. 173-174. Born 12/2/1845 in Austin County; married Mary A. Perkins; father Samuel A. Shelburne; mother Adeline J. Shelburne. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Obituary, James H. Shelburne, La Grange Journal, 4/14/1904, p. 8, crediting Fayette Public Library, Museum and Archives. Born 12/2/1845 in Austin County; died 4/9/1904 at his home in Bellville.
    James Henry Shelburne, "prominent lawyer, state legislator, and merchant . . . In November, 1886, he received the unanimous vote of his county . . . to the Twentieth Legislature." Texas Historical Commission. [Historic Marker Application: Shelburne-Reinecker House], 1994, crediting Texas Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Historic Marker Application Obituary

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • James H. Shelburne, birth date 12/2/1845, death date 4/9/1904, burial in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Bellville, Austin County. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Frontier Protection  
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
Roads and Bridges  
State Asylums  
Towns and City Corporations  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Claims and Accounts  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
General Land Office  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
State Asylums  
Town and City Corporations  
20th R.S. - 1887
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Constitutional Amendments  
Deficiency in Public School Fund and Delay in Payments of Interest on Land Notes  
Judiciary No. 2  
Towns and City Corporations  

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