STEPHENS, JOHN HALL
STEPHENS, JOHN HALL (1847–1924). John Hall Stephens, lawyer and congressman, the son of L. H. and Caroline (Truitt) Stephens, was born in Shelby County, Texas, on November 22, 1847. After his graduation from Mansfield College, he took a law degree from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1872. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and began his law practice at Montague, Texas. In 1889 he moved his practice to Vernon, then still practically on the frontier. He was a member of the Texas Senate from 1886 to 1888 and representative from Texas in the Fifty-fifth and nine succeeding congresses, 1897 to 1917; he ran unsuccessfully for reelection in 1916. Stephens was a Mason and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. In 1873 he married Annie Chrisman of Mansfield, Texas; they had seven children. Annie died in 1906, and in 1911 Stephens married Lizette Bristow, a widow from Portland, Oregon. In 1917 he moved to Monrovia, California, where he died on November 18, 1924. His body was returned to East View Cemetery in Vernon for burial.
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