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George W. McKnight George W. McKnight
Full Name: George Washington McKnight
Date of birth: June 26, 1871
Date of death: October 6, 1929

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 55 Jan 12, 1915 - Jun 23, 1915 34th (1) (2)   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis
H 46 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat El Campo / Wharton   Colorado, Gonzales, Lavaca, Wharton
(1) Resignation accepted 6/19/1915 by Governor Ferguson. "Five Representatives Resigned," 6/20/1915, p. 3. "McKnight becomes connected with the State fire insurance commission." Houston Post.
(2) W.E. Cox, in special election 7/24/1915, succeeded George W. McKnight, resigned 6/23/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) El Campo, Texas. House Journal.
(4) El Campo, Wharton County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Wharton. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Census of 1910 - Waxahachie, Ellis County. George W. McKnight, age 45, spouse Minnie L. McKnight, daughter Louise McKnight. FamilySearch.
  • George Washington McKnight, birth date 6/26/1871, death date 10/6/1929, birthplace Gonzales, burial in Bellville. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • George W. McKnight, birth date 6/26/1864, death date 10/6/1929, interment in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Bellville, Austin County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "G.W. M'Knight Dies Suddenly in South Tex.," 10/7/1929, p. 2. Death date 10/6/1929. Moved to Waxahachie from South Texas about 1905, "came here from Wharton," Waxahachie news publisher, later "took a position under the fire marshal at Austin," survived by widow and daughter Miss Louise, and son George of West Texas. Waxahachie Daily Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George W. McKnight,27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George W. McKnight,34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Congressional Districts  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    University of Texas and its Medical Branch  

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