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J. Clark James Clark
Full Name: James "Jim" Clark, Jr.
Date of birth: March 19, 1838
Date of death: December 16, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Opah / Red River   Fannin, Lamar, Red River
H 18 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (4) (5)   Democrat Walnut Grove / Red River   Red River

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.
(4) Walnut Grove. 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).
(5) Walnut Grove was located eight miles east of Stephensborough in Red River County. The post office was discontinued on October 14, 1891. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, James Clark, born 3/19/1838, p. 171. Mentioned on p. 331 in biographical sketch of his mother, Isabella Haddon Gordon (Isabella Hopkins), pp. 331-333. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch of the Clark family, Introduction to The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, pp. xiii-xvii. "Capt. Jim Clark died in 1910." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, James Clark, pp. 122-124. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, James Clark, Opah, born 3/19/1838, pp. 191-192. "Sound Jeffersonian Democrat." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company I, 29th Texas Cavalry, enlistment date 8/1/1862, muster Company I, transfer to Company C. Jim Clark, birth date 3/19/1838, death date 12/16/1910 in Red River County, burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Red River County. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company I, 29th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Captain James Clark, birth date 3/19/1838, death date 12/16/1910, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Jim Clark, Red River County, farmer, born circa 1838 in Texas. FamilySearch.
  • "Historic Clarks of Red River County," from The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, pp. 109-113. "Jim Clark joined the Confederate Army and served through the entire War." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Portrait of Captain James Clark, The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. Clark, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    General Land Office (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    North Texas Asylum at Terrell  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
    Towns, Cities and Corporations  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Judge Frank Willis, Investigation of Charges  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Lands and Land Office  

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