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Joseph Draper Sayers

Joseph Draper Sayers, American governor. member Tex; member Board of Legal Examiners, Tex; member Board of Pardon Advisers, since 1927.

Background

  • Sayers, Joseph Draper was born on September 23, 1841 in Grenada, Mississippi, United States. Son of David and Mary Thomas (Peete) Sayers.

  • Education

    • Removed with father to Bastrop, Texas, 1851. Educated Bastrop Mil Institute in C.S.A., 1861-1865.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1866. Member Texas Senate, 1873. Chairman Democratic State Executive Committee, 1875-1878.

      Lieutenant governor of Texas, 1879-1880. Elected 49th to 55th Congresses (1885-1899). Resigned from 55th Congress, January 16, 1899.

      Governor of Texas, 2 terms, 1899-1903. Chairman Industrial Accident Board of Texas, 1913-1915. Member Board of Legal Examiners, Texas, 1922-1926.

      Member Board of Pardon Advisers, since 1927.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Tex; member Board of Legal Examiners, Tex. Member Board of Pardon Advisers, since 1927.

    Connections

    • father: David Sayers
    • mother: Mary Thomas (Peete) Sayers
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    Born September 23, 1841
    Died March 15, 1929
    (aged 87)
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