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C.W. Cotton Cyrus Wesley Cotton
Full Name: Cyrus Wesley Cotton
Date of birth: February 19, 1853
Date of death: April 9, 1834

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 63 Jan 22, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Hamilton / Hamilton   Coryell, Hamilton

(1) Cotton unseated Charles E. Gass in election contest 1/22/1883, sworn the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 263. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - C.W. Cotton, Hamilton, Hamilton County, age 27, born circa 1853 in Texas, attorney at law.
    Census of 1900 - Cyrus W. Cotton, Hamilton County, age 48, born February 1852 in Texas, county judge.
    Census of 1920 - Cyrus W. Cotton, McLennan County, Texas, age 66, born circa 1854 in Texas. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1920
  • Judge Cyrus W. Cotton, birth date 2/19/1853, death date 4/9/1834, retired lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Cyrus Wesley Cotton, birth date 2/19/1853, death date 4/9/1934, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Includes biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary and photo, "Judge C.W. Cotton Had Active Part in Texas' Growth," 4/15/1934, p. 21. Houston Chronicle.
  • Photograph of Hamilton Bar Association including C.W. Cotton, The Hamilton Herald-News, Hamilton County Centennial Edition, 4/3/1958, p. 33, crediting the Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. C.W. Cotton, 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
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