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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, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910, 1989.
  • REEVES, GEORGE ROBERTSON (1826-1882). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 26th Speaker of the House of Representatives: George R. Reeves. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 265. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • 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
  • Biographical information in son George E. Reeves' sketch, p. 712. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George R. Reeves, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. George R. Reeves, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George R. Reeves, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George R. Reeves, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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