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A.H. Seawright A.H. Seawright
Full Name: Alva H. Seawright
Date of death: October 17, 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Jan 9, 1917 - Oct 17, 1918 35th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Big Hill / Limestone   Limestone
(1) "Local and Personal," 10/24/1918, p. 3. "W.P. Alexander of Prairie Hill was selected to fill the vacancy on the ticket caused by the recent death of Hon. A.H. Seawright . . ." Mexia Weekly Herald.
(2) BIG HILL, TEXAS (Limestone County). "Big Hill (Bighill), on Farm Road 2489 seven miles west of Thornton in western Limestone County . . . The town's population reached a peak of about 100 in 1915 but began to decline by the 1920s as business grew in nearby Groesbeck. The Big Hill post office was closed in 1924, and by 1949 the population had declined to twenty." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) A.H. Seawright of Groesbeck, residence in Limestone County, pp. 2, 5. House Journal.
(4) Groesbeck, Limestone County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Big Hill. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 36th Legislature, R.S., 1/16/1919, p. 58. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Alva H. Seawright, birth date 10/25/1865, death date 10/17/1918 in Groesbeck, Limestone County. Certificate of death lists occupation "St. Representative." FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "For Representative," 5/25/1916, p. 2. "Mr. Seawright is a successful farmer and businessman from Big Hill . . ." Mexia Weekly Herald.
  • Obituary, 10/17/1918, p. 5. San Antonio Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.H. Seawright,35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Mines and Mining  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Southwestern Insane Asylum  

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