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J.L. Camp John Lafayette Camp, Sr.
Full Name: John Lafayette Camp, Sr.
Date of birth: February 20, 1828
Date of death: July 16, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 13, 1874 - Mar 13, 1875 14th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Smith, Upshur

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Camp resigned 3/13/1875. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 14th Legislature, 2nd Session, p. 600 - Resignation letter to Governor Richard Coke dated 3/12/1875, to take effect 3/13/1875, and letter from Secretary of State accepting resignation, 3/13/1875. Senate Journal.
(4) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, John La Fayette Camp. Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names By Judge Z.T. Fulmore, Austin, Texas. Genealogy Trails.
  • CAMP, JOHN LAFAYETTE (1828-1891). Relatives: John Lafayette Camp., Sr. - father; John Lafayette Camp, Jr. - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 111. Mentioned, pp. 40, 60. A History of Upshur County, Texas, 1966.
  • Biographical sketch, "Camp Firm in Existence 127 Years," December 1976, pp. 1071-1072. John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was an "able and conservative Democrat." Relatives: John Lafayette Camp (Sr.) was father of John Lafayette Camp, Jr., and grandfather of W.N. Camp. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 14th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • John Lafayette Camp. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 26, 116, Plate No. 48. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Col. J.L. Camp, Sr. (February 1828-July 1891), burial in Dignowity Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes portrait and reprint of obituary in San Antonio Daily Light, 7/17/1891. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.L. Camp, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Comptroller and Treasurer  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Removal of Judge Martin Wheeler, 5th Judicial District  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    Superintendent of Public Instruction  

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