John Hall Stephens

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John Hall Stephens (November 22, 1847 – November 18, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

John Hall Stephens
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1917
Preceded byJeremiah V. Cockrell
Succeeded byJohn M. Jones
Personal details
Born(1847-11-22)November 22, 1847
Shelby County, Texas, U.S.
DiedNovember 18, 1924(1924-11-18) (aged 76)
Monrovia, California, U.S.
Resting placeEast View Cemetery
Vernon, Texas
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Shelby County, Texas, Stephens attended the common schools in Mansfield, Texas. He graduated from Mansfield College, and from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1872. After gaining admission to the bar in 1873, he practiced in Montague, Montague County, and Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas. He served as a member of the Texas State Senate from 1886 to 1888, and then resumed the practice of law in Vernon, Texas.

Stephens was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1917). He served as chair of the Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-second through Sixty-fourth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916.

He moved to Monrovia, California, in 1917, and died there November 18, 1924. He was interred in East View Cemetery, Vernon, Texas. Stephens County, Oklahoma, was named for him.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Hall Stephens (id: S000858)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 13th congressional district

1897–1917
Succeeded by