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D.W. Cole David Washington Cole
Full Name: David Washington "Wash" Cole
Date of birth: October 31, 1820
Date of death: March 5, 1885

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2)   12th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Black Jack Grove / Hopkins   Hopkins, Hunt, Wood
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(3) Black Jack Grove renamed Cumby in 1886. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Name listed David W. Cole. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962, 1962.
(5) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • David Washington "Wash" Cole, birth date 10/31/1820, death date 3/5/1885, interment in Cumby Cemetery, Cumby, Hopkins County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in CUMBY, TEXAS. Cumby, formerly Black Jack Grove, was settled in 1842 by D.W. (Wash) Cole. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Census of 1870 lists name as Washington Cole, born in Kentucky c. 1821. HeritageQuest Online.
  • History of Black Jack Grove and Judge D.W. Cole obituary, Black Jack Post, 3/7/1885. Death date 3/5/1885. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Mentioned in "R.W. Harris Tells of the Old Days and its People." Miller Green married a daughter of Wash Cole, "a very prominent citizen of the county and a member of the State Legislature from Hopkins County in the early day." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • David Washington Cole, p. 92. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.W. Cole, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.W. Cole, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture  
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Debt  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Education  
    Elections  
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Education  
    Elections  
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Education  
    Elections  
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Elections  
     

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