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John Motley John W. Motley
Full Name: John W. Motley
Date of birth: September 3, 1836
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (2) (3) (4)   16th (1)   Democrat Overton / Rusk   Panola, Rusk, Shelby

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Henderson, Rusk County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 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 "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876
(4) Biographical sketch, John W. Motley, p. 227. 15th Legislature - "When the conflict [Civil War] was over and he had returned to his home in Overton, his fellow citizens elected him to the Senate as a Democrat." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Possibly "De Motley, the Second District," sic, biographical sketch in "The State Capital: extending the international railroad to Austin - personal notices of Senators elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biography, pp. 8-9. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, pp. 239-240. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Motley, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
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    Private Land Claims  
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    State Affairs  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    State Asylums (Co-Chair) 
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing  
    State Asylums  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  

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