J.S. Griffith

John Summerfield Griffith

Full Name: John Summerfield Griffith
Date of birth: June 17, 1829
Date of death: August 6, 1901

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Terrell / Kaufman   Kaufman, Rains, Van Zandt, Wood
H 27 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Rockwall / Kaufman   Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt

(1) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Texas Cavalry; Texas State Troops, Brigadier General. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 268-271. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • John Summerfield Griffith. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 24, 112-113, Plate No. 45. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Judiciary No. 1  
Printing (Chair) 
10th R.S. - 1863
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Stores and Storing  

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