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congressman

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.

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