J.C. Hutcheson

Joseph Chappell Hutcheson

Full Name: Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Sr.
Date of birth: May 18, 1842
Date of death: May 25, 1924

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

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House District 33
Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883
Legislatures: 17th (1) (2)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Houston / Harris
Counties in district: Harris

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 28th Legislature, 1st C.S., 4/29/1903, pp. 220-226. Mentioned in the presentation address of the oil portrait of Judge A.W. Terrell. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Volume I, p. 208. Americans of Gentle Birth and Their Ancestors, 1903.
  • HUTCHESON, Joseph Chappell (1842-1924). Representative, TX. Death date 5/25/1924. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • Biographical sketch, Guide to the Hutcheson and Allied Families Papers, 1836-1997. Hutcheson served in 1890 as chairman of the State Democratic Convention. Fondren Library, Rice University.
  • Anecdote on Hutcheson's surprise nomination of Hannibal Boone as attorney general, Hon. J.C. Hutcheson, pp. 69-70. Governors Who Have Been, and Other Public Men of Texas, 1921.
  • HUTCHESON, JOSEPH CHAPPELL (1842-1924). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, William Palmer Hutcheson, son of Joseph Chappell Hutcheson (death date 5/17/1924). Texas Under Many Flags, 1930, Volume I. (Created 10/23/2009.) HeritageQuest Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, 14th Virginia Infantry Regiment, from 8/8/1864; 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 14th Virginia Infantry Regiment, from 11/18/1864; Private, Company C, 21st Virginia Infantry Regiment, 6/20/1861. Postwar Houston lawyer, 1874; state legislator; chairman, Texas Democratic Convention, 1890; U.S. Congressman. Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 158-159. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Joseph Chappel Hutcheson. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 61, 160. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, birth date 5/18/1842 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia; death date 5/26/1924; Captain, C.S.A. (1842-1924); portrait; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Herbert Farrar Hutcheson, Makers of America: Biographies of Leading Men of Thought and Action, pp. 443-444. Google Books.
  • Obituary and photo, "Capt. Hutcheson, Pioneer Is Dead," and "Captain Joseph Chappell Hutcheson: An Editorial," The Houston Post, 5/26/1924, p. 1. Died 5/25/1924 at his summer home near Chattanooga, Tennessee. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Book in LRL collection (two volumes), 976.4 W746T 2022. Think Like a Lawyer: A Texas Family Story in the Letters of Captain J.C. Hutcheson, 2022.


  • Photograph. J.C. Hutcheson, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Educational Affairs  
Judiciary No. 1  
School Claims  

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