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Jeremiah Wilson Light
Full Name: Jeremiah Wilson Light
Date of birth: October 24, 1825
Date of death: March 18, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 86 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Sayers / Bexar   Bexar

(1) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) J.W. Light candidate for legislature on the People's ticket, 10/30/1886. San Antonio Daily Express.
(3) Prohibition democrat, 1/12/1887, p. 2. San Antonio Daily Express.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • J.W. Light. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, J.W. Light, p. 149. Born 10/24/1825 in Danville, Illinois. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • J.W. Light, death date 3/18/1907 in Bexar County, age 81 and 4 months. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.W. Light (1825-1907), burial with spouse Rebecca Light in Mount Olive Cemetery, Bexar County; photo of Jeremiah Wilson Light, birth date 10/24/1825, death date 3/18/1907. Find a Grave.
  • John M. Light. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Indian Affairs  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    State Asylums  

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