R.D. Gage

Robert Douglass Gage

Full Name: Robert Douglass Gage, Sr.
Date of birth: October 16, 1860
Date of death: December 12, 1953

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Barstow / Ward   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Rains, Reeves, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Van Zandt, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum

(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Robert Douglass Gage, birth date 10/16/1860, death date 12/12/1953, family photos, burial in Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, R.D. Gage, 12/15/1953, p. 12. "Gage came to Texas in 1883, beginning law practice at Pecos. He was Reeves County judge and in the Texas Legislature as a representative [sic] and state senator." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary, Judge Robert Douglass Gage, "R.D. Gage Dies at Port Gibson (Mississippi): Funeral Today for Prominent Citizen," Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi), 12/13/1953, p. 1. "He was the oldest living graduate of the University of Mississippi . . . He was born in Port Gibson Oct. 16, 1860. After receiving his law degree from the University of Mississippi he went to West Texas in 1883 in to practice law, he became a county judge and also served in the Texas senate." Survivors include son R.D. Gage, Jr. Newspapers.com.


  • Photograph. R.D. Gage, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Civil Code, Special  
Claims and Accounts  
Engrossed Bills  
Frontier Protection  
General Land Office  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
Officers and Employes, Special  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  
Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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