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J.L. Camp, Jr. John Lafayette Camp, Jr.
Full Name: John Lafayette Camp, Jr.
Date of birth: September 23, 1855
Date of death: August 10, 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 19th (2) (3)   20th (1)   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Gregg, Rains, Smith, Upshur, Wood

(1) 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).
(2) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(3) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • CAMP, JOHN LAFAYETTE, JR. (1855-1918). Relatives: John Lafayette Camp., Sr. - father; John Lafayette Camp, Jr. - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned, p. 10, and in father John Lafayette Camp's biographical sketch, p. 111. Elected County Attorney of Upshur County at age 19 and later a federal judge in San Antonio. A History of Upshur County, Texas, 1966.
  • Biographical sketch, J.L. Camp, Jr., pp. 76-77. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, John Lafayette Camp, Jr., p. 70. Born 9/23/1855, native of Gilmer, Upshur County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Obituary, Judge John L. Camp, United States District Attorney for the Western District of Texas, "Funeral Judge Camp Held," San Antonio Express, 8/12/1918, p. 12, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary and photo, "John L. Camp, U.S. District Attorney, Dies," 8/10/1918, p. 2. San Antonio Light.
  • Biographical sketch, "Camp Firm in Existence 127 Years," December 1976, pp. 1071-1072. John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was an "able and conservative Democrat." Relatives: John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was father of John Lafayette Camp, Jr., and grandfather of W.N. Camp. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Judge John L. Camp, birth date 9/23/1863 [sic], death date 8/10/1918 in San Antonio, Bexar County, District Judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Judge J.L. Camp, birth date 9/23/1855, death date 8/10/1918, burial in Dignowity Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes reprint of obituary in Dallas Morning News, 8/11/1918. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "W. Nunnelee Camp Dies at Father's Home: Member of Texas Legislature and Prominent Attorney Passes Away After Short Illness," 8/11/1912, p. 4. Mentions uncle Judge J.L. Camp "of this city." San Antonio Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.L. Camp, Jr., 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.L. Camp, Jr., 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    New Capitol, Furnishing  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    Rules (Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Lunatic Asylum, North Texas Insane Asylum at Terrell  
    Memorial Services for the Late J.C. Buchanan  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Debt  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  

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