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Jeremiah Hamilton Jeremiah J. Hamilton
Full Name: Jeremiah J. Hamilton
Date of birth: July 1, 1838
Date of death: 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Feb 9, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3)   Radical Republican Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop, Fayette

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/9/1870. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(3) Radical Republican Association, established 6/4/1870, p. 26. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical information in Alwyn Barr, "Black Legislators of Reconstruction Texas," Volume 32, Number 4, December 1986, pp. 340-352. Civil War History.
  • Biographical sketch, "Hamilton House in Symphony Square Tells Story of Former Slave Turned Legislator," 10/8/2017. Daily Texan.
  • Biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • HAMILTON, JEREMIAH J. (1838-ca. 1905). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch of Jeremiah Hamilton, "a black legislator of Texas." Texas Historical Commission. [Historic Marker Application: The Jeremiah Hamilton House], text, 1978, crediting Texas Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 20-21. Birth year 1838, death year 1905, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned, p. 57. Black Texans: a History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995, 1996.
  • Mentioned, p. 63. Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans During Reconstruction, 1981.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jeremiah Hamilton, 12th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jeremiah J. Hamilton, State Preservation Board
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Penitentiary  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
     

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