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Samuel Ragsdale
Full Name: Samuel Gabriel "Sam" Ragsdale
Date of birth: June 6, 1839
Date of death: April 5, 1904

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Mar 14, 1892 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Caldwell / Burleson   Burleson, Lee, Washington
(1) "Judicial convention: contest for a district judgeship: the candidates," 7/1/1892, p. 1. Reports on meeting of four "all democratic" conventions in Giddings, TX on June 30, including nomination of Hon. Sam G. Ragsdale as district judge. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., 3/14/1892, p. 2 - J.A. Beall of Ellis, W.L. Crawford of Dallas, and S.G. Ragsdale of Burleson presented their credentials, took oath of office and assumed their seats. House Journal.
(3) Sam G. Ragsdale, elected 8/11/1891, sworn 3/14/1892, succeeded Henry G. King, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • List of Representatives, 1st C.S., 22nd Legislature: Born in MS. Age 52 at beginning of 22nd 1st C.S., 1892. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Samuel Gabriel Ragsdale, born 6/6/1839 near Aberdeen, Monroe County, MS, died 4/5/1904, in Caldwell, Burleson County, TX; "in 1871 filled an unexpired term in the Texas Legislature." Ragsdale Family Genealogy Forum, "Ragsdales in Texas," posted by N.W. Braly, 7/14/2009. Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • RAGSDALE, SAMUEL GABRIEL (1839-1904). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • "Major Sam G. Ragsdale dies suddenly at Caldwell," 4/5/1904, p. 1 (no obituary or biographical information given). Galveston Daily News.
  • Samuel Gabriel Ragsdale obituary. Born in MS. Died in April 1904 at age 64. Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Burleson County, TX. Obituaries of Burleson County Civil War Veterans. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    Town and City Corporations  

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