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George Taylor Jester George Taylor Jester
Full Name: George Taylor Jester
Date of birth: August 23, 1846
Date of death: July 19, 1922

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1)   Democrat Corsicana / Navarro   Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro
H 60 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (2)   Democrat Corsicana / Navarro   Navarro

(1) 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 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 24th Legislature - Address of Senator W.P. McComb, 4/30/1895, p. 678 and Appendix pp. 73-74. Address includes discussion of debates in the 24th Senate and presentation of silver service to Lieutenant Governor George Jester. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • JESTER, GEORGE TAYLOR (1847-1922). Birth date 8/23/1847, death date 7/19/1922. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, "In Memoriam: George T. Jester (Editorial from Dallas News)," p. 43. Pace's Texas Scrap Book: Containing Gems of Thought From Bench - Bar - Pulpit - Rostrum on Religious, Political and Educational Subjects, Consisting of Sermons, Prayers, Poems, Funeral Orations and Extracts From Various Sources, 1933.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, George Taylor Jester, pp. 232-233. Born 8/23/1847 in Macoupin County, Illinois. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • 19th Lieutenant Governor: George Taylor Jester. Photo and biographical sketch. Birth date 8/23/1846, death date 7/19/1922. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, George T. Jester, Lieutenant Governor, pp. 2-3. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 4th Texas Regiment of John Bell Hood's brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • George Taylor Jester, birth date 8/23/1846 in Illinois, death date 7/19/1922 in Corsicana, Navarro County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • George T. Jester (1846-1922), Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1895-1999), portrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. G.T. Jester, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George Taylor Jester, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Insurance, Statistics, and History  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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