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John Sayles, American lawyer. member Texas Legislature, 1853-1855; member of faculty Law School, Baylor University (1st law school established in Texas), 1857-1860; Mason (grand master Texas).

Background

Sayles, John was born on March 9, 1825 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Son of Welcome and Harriet Elizabeth (Sergeant) Sayles.

Education

Graduate Hamilton College, 1845.

Career

Admitted to Texas bar, 1846. Partner firm Sayles & Bassett, 1856-1886. Member Texas Legislature, 1853-1855.

Member of faculty Law School, Baylor University (1st law school established in Texas), 1857-1860. Commissioned brigadier general Texas Militia during Civil War.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Treatise on Practice of the District and Supreme Courts of the State of Texas, 1858. A Treatise on the Civil Jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace, 1867. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions in The Courts of Texas, 1872.

      Precedents and Rules of Pleading in Civil Actions in the County and District Courts of Texas, 1893. The Constitutions of the State of Texas, 1872.

Membership

Member Texas Legislature, 1853-1855. Member of faculty Law School, Baylor University (1st law school established in Texas), 1857-1860. Mason (grand master Texas).

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Gillespie, 1849, 6 children.

father:
Welcome Sayles

mother:
Harriet Elizabeth (Sergeant) Sayles

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Gillespie