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J.F. Wolters Jacob Franklin Wolters
Full Name: Jacob Franklin Wolters
Date of birth: September 2, 1871
Date of death: October 8, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat La Grange / Fayette   Fayette
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 44th Legislature, 1st C.S., 10/8/1935, p. 250. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • WOLTERS, JACOB FRANKLIN (1871-1935). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, p. 263. Texans and Their State: A Newspaper Reference Work, 1918.
  • Biographical sketch, Jacob F. Wolters, pp. 73-74. Born 9/2/1871 in New Ulm, Texas, married Sallie E. Drane 4/25/1893 in Columbus, Texas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Volunteers, First Lieutenant, Spanish-American War; Texas National Guard, Brigadier General, World War I. "Wolters entered the Texas National Guard as a private in Company D of the Fayette Light Guards in 1891, served as first lieutenant of the First Texas Cavalry, United States Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War, and organized the Fifty-sixth Cavalry Brigade during World War I. He commanded the guard when martial law was declared at Longview, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Mexia, and Borger. Camp Wolters (later Fort Wolters), which was established in Palo Pinto County in 1925 as a training camp for the Fifty-sixth Brigade, was named for him. Wolters became brigadier general of the Texas National Guard on April 1, 1918, and was made major general on retirement." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Brigadier General, 56th Cavalry Brigade. 44th Legislature, 1st C.S., 10/8/1935, p. 250. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Memorial, October 1936, pp. 38-39. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.F. Wolters, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  

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