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G.A. Newton George Alexander Newton
Full Name: George Alexander Newton
Date of birth: September 21, 1823
Date of death: December 11, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Mount Selman / Cherokee   Cherokee
H 8 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3)   Democrat Mount Selman / Cherokee   Cherokee
H 8 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (4) (5)   Democrat Larissa / Cherokee   Cherokee

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) 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).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Larissa post office closed in 1905. Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, George A. Newton, pp. 276-277. Born 9/21/1822 in Bedford County, Tennessee, married Mary A. McKee, of Marshall County, Tennessee, in 1843. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, George Alexander Newton, McKee-Newton Family. Cherokee County Historical Commission, Cherokee County History, 2001, pp. 404-405, crediting Cherokee County Historical Commission. "He was elected to represent Cherokee County in the 18th, 20th, and 21st sessions of the Texas Legislature in the House of Representatives under Gov. L.S. 'Sul' Ross." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, p. 251. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Possibly George A. Newton, Captain Beat No. 4, Cherokee County, 10th Brigade, Texas State Troops, 1862. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900, Civil War Index - Captains and Civil War Index - Units. Ancestry.com.
  • "In 1862 he volunteered in the Confederate States service, and was detailed to command and conduct wagon trains with supplies for the troops from Henderson to San Antonio, Brownsville and elsewhere." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • George Alex Newton, Democrat, farmer, age 66 in 1889, born in Tennessee. Card File.
  • G.A. Newton, birth date 9/21/1823, married to Mary Almira McKee 8/15/1843, death date 12/11/1907, photos, obituary from "Newspaper Obituaries 1836-1908 Cherokee County, Texas," burial in Larissa Cemetery, Mount Selman, Cherokee County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. G.A. Newton, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.A. Newton, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Water Supply  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Building and Grounds  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Educational Affairs  
     

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