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George Burton George W. Burton
Full Name: George W. Burton
Date of birth: May 17, 1848
Date of death: January 26, 1933

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
H 6 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
H 6 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
(1) District 5 comprised of Panola county; District 6 comprised of Rusk county, p. 39, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 6 represented by G.W. Burton, p. 4. House Journal.
(3) District 5 represented by George W. Burton, p. 368. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Historical marker, George W. Burton. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, South Carolina, Company B, 2nd Regiment, October 1864 to April 1865. Includes clarification from War Department, Adjutant General, Washington, D.C., to Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, 4/18/1923. G.W. Burton, born about 1848 in Edgefield, South Carolina; death date 1/26/1933 in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas. Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958, Pension File No. 38986. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • George W. Burton, birth date 5/17/1848, death date 1/26/1933, interment in Blackjack Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk County, including photo of historical marker noting George W. Burton's legislative service from 1915 to 1921. Find a Grave.
  • 36th Legislature (1919) - G.W. Burton, postoffice Henderson, nativity South Carolina, age 69 (born circa 1850), 38 years in Texas, farmer, member of former legislatures: 34th-35th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George Burton,34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George Burton,35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George Burton,36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Game and Fisheries  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Congressional Districts  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Common Carriers  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Mines and Mining  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  

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