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Joseph Franklin Wilson

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Joseph Franklin Wilson
J. Frank Wilson.jpg
Texas Criminal Court District Judge
Dallas County
In office
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byHatton W. Sumners
Succeeded byBruce Reynolds Alger
Texas Criminal Court District Judge
Dallas County
In office
Personal details
Born(1901-03-18)March 18, 1901
Corsicana, Navarro County
Texas, USA
DiedOctober 13, 1968(1968-10-13) (aged 67)
Dallas, Texas
Resting placeSparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ruby Lee Hopkins
ChildrenJoseph Franklin Jr
Marion Sue
Alma materPeacock Military Academy

Tennessee Military Institute

Baylor Law School

Joseph Franklin Wilson (March 18, 1901 – October 13, 1968) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

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Early years

Joseph Franklin Wilson was born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, March 18, 1901.[1]

He attended the elementary school at Corsicana. In 1913, he moved with his family to the Texas Panhandle community of Memphis, Texas in Hall County.

Wilson attended the Memphis public schools until 1916. From September 1917 to June 1918, he was enrolled at Peacock Military College in San Antonio. From September 1918 to June 1919, Wilson attended the Tennessee Military Institute.

In 1923, Wilson graduated from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas and was admitted to the bar the same year.[2] Wilson moved to Dallas and began his law practice.

Public service

Wilson was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936. He was chairman of the Dallas County Democratic Executive Committee 1942–1945.[3]

In the 1946 Texas Congressional election, Wilson defeated primary opponent Sarah T. Hughes by 14,000 votes.[4] Hughes years later would administer the oath of office to President Lyndon B. Johnson aboard Air Force One on November 22, 1963. Wilson defeated Republican L.W. Stayart in the 1946 general election.[2][5] He was re-elected in 1948 by defeating Joe Bailey Irwin. In 1950 and 1952, Wilson ran unopposed for re-election. Wilson was not a candidate for renomination in 1954.

Judicial career

Wilson served as district judge of the criminal district court of Texas in 1943 and 1944, being known as Judge J. Frank Wilson. He was appointed judge of Criminal District Court No. 1, Dallas, Texas, in 1955, in which capacity he served until September 1968. During the Jack Ruby trial in Dallas, Wilson was granted a vacation so that his larger courtroom could accommodate Judge Joe B. Brown for the Ruby Trial. Wilson interrupted his vacation to fill in for the ailing Judge Brown.[6][7]

Personal life

Wilson married Ruby Lee Hopkins in 1926. The couple had a son Joseph Franklin Wilson Jr, and a daughter Marion Sue.[2]

Later years and death

He retired due to illness and died in Dallas, Texas, October 13, 1968. His interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park.[8]


  1. ^ "Wilson Congressional Bio". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Guttery, Ben (2008). Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas. BookSurge Publishing. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-4196-7884-4.
  3. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "JF Wilson". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  4. ^ Jones, Nancy Baker; Winegarten, Ruthe (2000). Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923–1999. University of Texas Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-292-74063-1.
  5. ^ Green, George N (1894). The Establishment in Texas Politics: The Primitive Years, 1938–1957. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-8061-1891-8.
  6. ^ Holloway PhD, Dianne (2001). Dallas and the Jack Ruby Trial: Memoir of Judge Joe B. Brown, Sr. IUniverse. pp. 79, 83. ISBN 978-0-595-17023-4.
  7. ^ Huffaker, Bob (2007). When The News Went Live: Dallas 1963. Taylor Trade Publishing. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-58979-371-2.
  8. ^ "Joseph Franklin Wilson grave". Find a Grave. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hatton W. Sumners
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Bruce R. Alger
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