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J.T. Brady John Thomas Brady
Full Name: John Thomas Brady
Date of birth: October 10, 1830
Date of death: June 26, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2) (3)   Unaffiliated Houston / Harris   Harris, Montgomery
H 36 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (4)     Houston / Harris   Harris
H 36 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) "Houston: Republican nominations for Senator, Floater and District Judge," 1/15/1876, p. 1. Report from District Republican Convention for Harris and Montgomery counties indicates John T. Brady recommended for State Senator. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876
(3) Independent. Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77, 1877.
(4) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch notes "Col. J.T. Brady is Senator elect, the Independent candidate over Col. W.R. Baker, Democratic nominee. The Republicans and many Democrats voted for him"; "State Senators elect: personal sketches completed - seventeen lawyers, seven grangers, two doctors, one editor and four colored politicians - the political structure of the new Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • BRADY, JOHN THOMAS (1830-1890). "In 1880 he was nominated for Congress by the National Greenback Labor party." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Col. John T. Brady, pp. 377-379. History of Texas Together With a Biographical History . . . of The Cities of . . . Houston and Galveston, 1895.
  • Obituary, Colonel John T. Brady, "The Bayou City Budget: Death of an Old and Honored Citizen," The Galveston Daily News, 6/27/1891, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 30-32. "In the late election, he was an independent candidate for State Senator." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Gen. John B. Magruder's staff and volunteer aide to Commodore Leon Smith on the steamer Bayou City. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Col. John T. Brady, birth date 10/10/1830, death date 6/26/1891, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.
  • Listed in Greenback-Labor State Convention, Presidential electors, 1880, and as Chairman of State Republican Convention, 1888; possibly the "T.J. Brady" listed in Greenback State Convention State Executive Committee, 1884, and Deep Water Convention, Resolutions Committee, 1888, pp. 199, 229, 264, and 272. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.T. Brady, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Visit  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    Revision of Senate Rules of Order and Joint Committee on Rules of Joint Session  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Internal Improvement (Chair) 
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Finance (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  

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