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George W. Black George Washington Black
Full Name: George Washington Black
Date of birth: July 4, 1852
Date of death: May 16, 1934

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 61 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Thornton / Limestone   Limestone
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • George W. Black, birth date 7/4/1852 in Tennessee, death date 5/16/1934 in Thornton, Limestone County, burial in Thornton. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • George Washington Black, birth date 7/4/1852, death date 5/16/1934, portrait, interment in Thornton Cemetery, Limestone County. Find a Grave.
  • "Major Houx in Race for State Solon Office: Representative Black Withdraws Because of Illness: Editor Offers: Writer, Soldier and Lodgeman Asks State Office," and "Black Withdraws from Race," George W. Black, representative in the last Legislature, 6/1/1928, p. 1. Mexia Weekly Herald.
  • Obituary, "G.W. Black Dies in Thornton: Former Mayor of Thornton is Found Dead . . . Dies at 83: Visited Roosevelt in White House Recently," 5/18/1934, p. 1. Born in Giles County, Tennessee, "came to Texas in 1882 and lived at Thornton and Sweetwater since that time." Mayor of Thornton, "represented Limestone County in the legislature about 8 years ago." "Found dead . . . Thursday morning (5/17/1934) . . . At an inquest it was decided that Mr. Black had been dead since late Wednesday afternoon (5/16/1934)." Mexia Weekly Herald.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George W. Black, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Agriculture  
    Counties  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
     

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