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
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 13, 1874 - Mar 13, 1875
Gilmer / Upshur
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
Camp resigned 3/13/1875.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
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.
14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1866. Journal of the Texas State Convention: Assembled at Austin, Feb. 7, 1866. Adjourned April 2, 1866, pp. 3-5.
Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
J.L. Camp, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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