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J.C. Gaither James Caldwell Gaither
Full Name: James Caldwell Gaither
Date of birth: April 12, 1826
Date of death: March 8, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Landrum / Falls   Bell, Falls, Milam
H 41 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (4)   Democrat Marlin / Falls   Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) "Falls county gives the National, State and District democratic tickets about 100 majority, "Elections in Texas: returns from different districts," p. 1, 11/4/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, James C. Gaither. A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, 1893, p. 933, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. Born 4/12/1826 in Iredell County, North Carolina; married Florida Townsend in 1848 in Fayette County; represented Falls County in the 16th and 17th Legislatures. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, James Caldwell Gaither, p. 263. Born 4/12/1825 in Iredell County, North Carolina. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Mexican War, 1st Lieutenant, Captain Evans' company, John C. Hays' regiment of Texas cavalry. A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, 1893, p. 933, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "At the commencement of the late civil war, was captain of a cavalry company, raised for service in the Confederate States army, but owing to ill health, resigned the command; was commissioned a major in the State troops, but did no service." Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • James C. Gaither, Sr., birth date 4/12/1826 in Iredell County, North Carolina (on grave marker), death date 3/8/1899, portrait, burial in Chilton Cemetery, Chilton, Falls County. Find a Grave.
  • Included on list of "Texas Whigs Named in Newspapers and Identified From the Census of 1850," Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 30-33. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.C. Gaither, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.C. Gaither, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Lunatic Asylum Building  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penal Code, Select  
    Penitentiary  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Sale of the Public Domain of the State, Select (Chair) 
     

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