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J.M. Townsend James Madison Townsen
Full Name: James Madison Townsen
Other surnames: Townsend
Date of birth: November 8, 1850
Date of death: May 30, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 53 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2) (3)   Populist Grundyville / Lampasas   Burnet, Lampasas

(1) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) GRUNDYVILLE, TEXAS. "Grundyville, just west of Ranch Road 580 and twelve miles northeast of Lampasas in southeastern Lampasas County . . . post office was discontinued in 1918." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • J.W. Townsen. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • TOWNSEN, JAMES MADISON (1850-1916). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - James M. Townsen, Justice Precinct 5, Lampasas County, born November 1850 in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch.
  • James Madison Townsen (1850-1916), burial in Townsen Cemetery, Adamsville, Lampasas County. Find a Grave.
  • J.M. Townsen. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • James Madison Townsen, p. 294. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism, 2020.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.M. Townsend, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    County Government and County Finances  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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