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James Warren Jones

Full Name: James Warren Jones
Date of birth: February 24, 1843
Date of death: September 16, 1902

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 18th (2) (3) (4)   19th (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris, Montgomery, Trinity, Walker

(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Elected as a democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(4) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - James W. Jones, Houston, Harris County, age 57, born February 1843 in Tennessee, lawyer, wife Sarah.
    Colonel James Warren Jones married Sallie Brashear, 11/24/1875 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977. FamilySearch. 1900 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • James Warren Jones, birth date 2/24/1843, death date 9/16/1902, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 83. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Obituary, "Col. J.W. Jones Dead," Houston Daily Post, 9/17/1902, p. 6. "Colonel Jones in former years took considerable interest in politics and was elected to the State senate from this district, serving as member of that body from 1882 to 1886." Relatives: Isaac Brashear - father-in-law; James W. Jones - son-in-law. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.W. Jones, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.W. Jones, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Commerce and Manufactures  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Laying the Cornerstone of the New Capitol  
Penitentiaries (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  
18th R.S. - 1883
Commerce and Manufactures  
Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Health  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  

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