M.A. Gaston

Matthew Alexander Gaston

Full Name: Matthew Alexander Gaston
Date of birth: November 1, 1832
Date of death: January 9, 1883

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 25 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Alto / Cherokee   Cherokee
H 3 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (2) (3)   Democrat Alto / Cherokee   Cherokee, Houston

(1) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Resolutions relating to R.H.C. Shelton and M.A. Gaston election contest, 6/21/1870, p. 412. Election contest resolved in Gaston's favor, 6/22/1870, p. 418. House Journal. June 21, 1870 June 22, 1870
(2) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(3) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources


  • Photograph. M.A. Gaston, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. M.A. Gaston, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Public Debt  
Public Health, Vital Statistics, and History of Texas  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
State Asylums  
12th Adjourned - 1871
Fire Protection of State Buildings  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
12th R.S. - 1871
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
House Member Conduct, Select  
Public Debt  
12th Provisional - 1870
Contested House Seats  

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