John Calvin Box

John Calvin Box

Birth
Houston County, Texas, USA
Death 17 May 1941 (aged 70)
Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7785540 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Attending Alexander Collegiate Institute, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1893, commenced practice law in Jacksonville, Texas and was also a licensed Methodist minister. He was judge of the Cherokee County Court, (1898-1901), Mayor of Jacksonville, (1902-05), a member of the Democratic State committee (1908-10) and chairman of the board of education, (1913-18). In 1919, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1931. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 70.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 22 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7785540
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Calvin Box (28 Mar 1871–17 May 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7785540, citing Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .