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James Luther Slayden

James Luther Slayden, American congressman. Member Texas House of Representatives, 1892; member 55th to 57th Congresses (1897-1903), 12th Texas District, and 58th to 65th Congresses (1903-1919), 14th District; member World Court League.

Background

  • Slayden, James Luther was born on June 1, 1853 in Graves Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of Thomas A. and Letitia E. (Beadles) Slayden.

  • Education

    • Student Washington and Lee University, Virginia, 1872-1873.

    Career

    • Formerly cotton merchant.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Texas House of Representatives, 1892. Member 55th to 57th Congresses (1897-1903), 12th Texas District, and 58th to 65th Congresses (1903-1919), 14th District. Member World Court League.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Maury, June 12, 1883.
    • father: Thomas A. Slayden
    • mother: Letitia E. (Beadles) Slayden
    • spouse: Ellen Maury
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    Born June 1, 1853
    Died February 24, 1924
    (aged 70)
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