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

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


  • 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

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Contingent Expenses  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Water Supply  
20th R.S. - 1887
Agricultural Affairs  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Public Building and Grounds  
18th R.S. - 1883
Agricultural Affairs  
Educational Affairs  

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