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George Jefferson Woodruff I

Full Name: George Jefferson Woodruff I
Date of birth: January 8, 1837
Date of death: November 29, 1926

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Racetrack / Delta   Delta, Fannin, Lamar

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Racetrack post office discontinued in 1904. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) J.G. Woodruff, Cooper. Roster of representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Included in biographical sketch of son Eugene E. Woodruff, M.D., Volume V, pp. 2235-2236. George J. Woodruff "was one of the early teachers of Delta and Lamar counties . . . He at one time represented Delta county in the State Legislature." Born 1/8/1837 in Spartanburg District, South Carolina. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, George Jefferson Woodruff, pp. 285-286. Born 1/8/1837 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Obituary, George J. Woodruff, "Many Attend G.J. Woodruff's Funeral: Pioneer Citizen Laid to Rest in Oak Lawn Cemetery," Cooper Review (Cooper, Delta County, Texas), 12/3/1926, p. 1, crediting Delta County Public Library. "He always took a keen interest in public affairs and served as representative in the Twenty-First Legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company I, 21st Regiment Mississippi Infantry, enlisted 7/2/1861 in Sunflower County, Mississippi, and discharged 10/25/1863. George J. Woodruff, death date 11/29/1926 in Cooper, Delta County. Pension File No. 29599, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 21st Mississippi Infantry in Longstreet's Division. George Jefferson Woodruff, I. No plot assigned. Biographical information provided by family. Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources

  • George J. Woodruff, birth date 1/8/1837, death date 11/29/1926, burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Cooper, Delta County. Find a Grave.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Agricultural Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  

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