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Albert Hamilton Latimer

Full Name: Albert Hamilton Latimer
Date of birth: May 25, 1808
Date of death: January 27, 1877

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     La Grange / Red River   Lamar, Red River

(1) 2nd Senatorial District comprised of Red River and Lamar Counties. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(5) La Grange, Red River County (alternate name: Madras). Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Albert Hamilton Latimer, birth date 5/25/1808, death date 1/27/1877, burial in Clarksville Cemetery, Red River County. Find a Grave.
  • Account of conditions in Clarksville during Reconstruction. Albert Latimer served as subassistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau under Inspector General William H. Sinclair, pp. 198-200, Overreached on All Sides: the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas Administrators, 1865-1868, 1991.
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News.
  • Latimer, Albert Hamilton, burial in Clarksville Cemetery, Red River County. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.


Committee Information top

3rd R.S. - 1849
Apportionment, Special  
Federal Relations  
Governor's Message, Select (Co-Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  

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