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Hamilton J. Avinger Hamilton Jacob Avinger
Full Name: Hamilton Jacob Avinger
Date of birth: March 9, 1833
Date of death: June 30, 1881

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Hickory Hill / Cass   Bowie, Marion, Davis (Cass)
(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 - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal.
(3) 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.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • AVINGER, TX, named for Dr. H.J. Avinger. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 146. Murdered on 6/27/1881, "took almost three days to die." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • H.J. Avinger, Hickory Hill, Cass County, born in South Carolina, physician, age 39. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • Dr. Hamilton Jacob Avinger, birth date 3/9/1833 in Orangeburg County, South Carolina; death date 6/30/1881 in Cass County, Texas; interment in Avinger Cemetery, Avinger, Cass County. Find a Grave.
  • News accounts of attack on Dr. Avinger: "An Ex-State Senator Perhaps Mortally Wounded," Jefferson, June 27, Senator "from this district in the 13th Legislature," 6/28/1881, p. 1; Cass County, 7/2/1881, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Hamilton J. Avinger, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Dr. Hamilton J. Avinger, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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..
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