J.W. Carroll

John W. Carroll

Full Name: John W. Carroll
Date of birth: September 9, 1832
Date of death: May 26, 1878

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Apr 18, 1876 - May 6, 1878 15th (1)   Democrat Caldwell / Burleson   Austin, Burleson, Washington
H 17 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Caldwell / Burleson   Brazos, Burleson, Milam

(1) 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

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch in "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.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 34-35. Professional merchant, age 43 in 1876, born in North Carolina [ca. 1833]. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - John W. Carroll, Caldwell, Burleson County, merchant, age 27, born in North Carolina. FamilySearch.
  • John W. Carroll, birth date 9/9/1832, death date 5/26/1878, burial in Old City Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Hon. J.W. Carroll, State Senator from this District, died on Saturday morning last, at his residence in Caldwell . . . ," The Daily Banner (Brenham, Texas), 5/28/1878, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.W. Carroll, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.W. Carroll, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. J.W. Carroll, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Agricultural Affairs  
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Visit (Co-Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Penitentiaries  
Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Department (Chair) 
13th R.S. - 1873
Abstracts of Land Titles  
Federal Relations  
Financial Condition of the State  
Towns and City Corporations  

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