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George Thomas Wood
Full Name: George Thomas Wood
Date of birth: March 12, 1795
Date of death: September 3, 1858

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Elected but never sworn 1st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)     Point Blank / Liberty   Jefferson, Liberty

(1) William C. Abbott, in special election 11/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded to unexpired term of George T. Wood, granted leave of absence 5/4/1846, resigned before 9/4/1847. Abbott elected but never sworn in 1st Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(4) 1st Legislature - Granted leave of absence for remainder of session, 5/4/1846, p. 293. Senate Journal.
(5) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(6) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, George Thomas Wood, second Governor of Texas, pp. 193-194. After coming to Texas in 1839, settled in Liberty County, near Point Blank, and opened a plantation. Buried in "what is now" Robinson Cemetery, near Point Blank; State of Texas erected a monument at his grave in 1911. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • WOOD COUNTY named for George T. Wood. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • WOOD, GEORGE TYLER (1795-1858). "Some disagreement exists over Wood's middle name. Early accounts listed it as Tyler, but the monument erected at his grave gives the name as Thomas." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketches of official and military career. German, S.H., "George Thomas Wood," and Vincent, Louella Styles, "Governor George Thomas Wood," Vol. 20, No. 3, January 1917, pp. 260-282. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Biographical sketch, George Tyler Wood, p. 169, and portrait, service as Governor, pp. 185-187. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Governor of Texas 1847-1849. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
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    1st R.S. - 1846
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    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Republic of Texas Fines, Penalities, Forfeitures & Escheats, Consideration of  

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