George R. Reeves

George Robertson Reeves

Full Name: George Robertson Reeves
Date of birth: January 3, 1826
Date of death: September 5, 1882

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48 Jan 11, 1881 - Sep 5, 1882 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Pottsboro / Grayson Speaker   Grayson
H 49 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (3) (4)   Democrat Reevesville / Grayson   Collin, Grayson
H 22 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Russell / Grayson   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Grayson, Hardeman, Knox, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger
H 33 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (5)     Sherman / Grayson   Collin, Grayson
H 5 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (6)     Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 5 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Unknown / Grayson   Grayson

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Reeves died 9/5/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(5) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, William C. Young's 11th Texas Cavalry. Confederate Camp Reeves in Grayson County named for Reeves. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • George Robertson Reeves. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 25, 115. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. G.R. Reeves, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. G.R. Reeves, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.R. Reeves, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George R. Reeves, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Constitutional Amendments  
Governor's Mansion, Select  
Internal Improvements  
Revised Civil Code, Select  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs (Chair) 
14th R.S. - 1874
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  
Travis County Jail, Select  
11th R.S. - 1866
Congressional Districts, Select  
Indian Affairs (Chair) 
Judicial Districts, Select  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
7th R.S. - 1857
County Boundaries  
Military Affairs  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Tax Laws and Payment of Taxes Upon Real Estate  
6th R.S. - 1855
Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
Constitutional Amendments, Select  
County and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Protection of Western Frontier, Select  
Public Lands  

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