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John O. Austin John Overton Austin
Full Name: John Overton Austin
Date of birth: 1818
Date of death: 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2)   Republican Bonham / Fannin   Fannin, Lamar
(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • AUSTIN, JOHN OVERTON (1818-1910). "In 1870 Austin won election as representative, running as a Conservative Republican, for Fannin County to the Twelfth Texas Legislature." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Henry Gale, p. 188. Bonham Public Library. Fannin County Folks & Facts, 1977, crediting Fannin County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John O. Austin, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Finance  
    Immigration  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Immigration  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Elections and Privileges  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Contested House Seats  
    Privileges and Elections  
     

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