George Washington Chilton

Full Name: George Washington Chilton
Date of birth: June 4, 1828
Date of death: August 10, 1884

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 17 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     Tyler / Smith   Smith

(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Colonel George W. Chilton, pp. 560-562. The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • Possibly CHILTON, GEORGE WILLIAM (1828-1883), birth date 6/4/1828. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, George Washington Chilton, p. 41. Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas, 2008.

Military Service Notes

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Maj. George Washington Chilton, 3rd Texas Cavalry. New York Times.
  • Biographical sketch, George W. Chilton, p. 50. "In 1857 he was a member of the sixth [sic] Texas legislature." Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • George Washington Chilton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Jack Hays' Texas Rangers, Mexican War. Confederate States Army, Major, 3rd Texas Cavalry; Colonel; Ordnance Officer on staff of General Hamilton Bee. Biographical sketch and portrait, George W. Chilton, pp. 3, 23-24, 76, Plate No. 54. Elected to state legislature in 1857. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Maj. George Washington Chilton, birth date 6/4/1828, death date 8/10/1884, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. Includes photograph. Find a Grave.
  • Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
  • Portrait, p. 105. Father of U.S. Senator Horace Chilton, pp. 102-104. The Texas Senator, 1978.

Committee Information top

7th R.S. - 1857
Finance (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
Private Land Claims  

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