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A.M. Douglass A.M. Douglass
Full Name: Astyanax M. Douglass
Other surnames: Douglas
Date of birth: September 10, 1838
Date of death: March 1, 1908

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1)   Democrat Covington / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson
S 10 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (2)   Democrat Covington / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson
H 56 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th   Democrat Covington / Hill   Hill
H 56 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (3)   Democrat Covington / Hill   Hill
H 23 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Covington / Hill   Callahan, Eastland, Erath, Haskell, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Young
(1) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
(3) Mentioned in "The news from Austin. . .Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate. . .Hunter restored to his seat. . .Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 28th Legislature (1903), p. 1 - lists name as A.M. Douglas of Hill county, District No. 10. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Lawmakers of Texas: Something about Men Who Left Records at Austin: Cranford, Bowser, Simpson, Atlee, Imboden, Steele, Greer and Douglass. Their Personal and Political Points," 8/27/1893, p. 13. Galveston Daily News.
  • DOUGLASS, ASTYANAX M. (1838-1908). "State representative"; notes one of Astyanax M. Douglass' five sons "would later serve as a Texas senator during the Twenty-third and Twenty-eighth legislatures." Buried in Covington Cemetery. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Astyanax M. Douglas, M.D., pp. 638-640; election results 11/5/1878 and 11/7/1882, [sic]. Lewis Publishing Company, A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biography, pp. 124-125. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, Astyanax M. Douglass, p. 267. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Dr. Astyanax M Douglass, birth date 9/10/1838, death date 3/1/1908, portrait, interment in Covington Cemetery, Covington, Hill County. Find a Grave.
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - A.M. Douglass, Covington, Hill County, nativity Tennessee, age 64 (born circa 1839), physician, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Saturday 1/23/1904, p. 6, "Mrs. Lottie Douglass, wife of State Senator Douglass, dropped dead at Covington." Victoria Advocate.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.M. Douglass, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.M. Douglass, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.M. Douglass, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.M. Douglass, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    North Texas Insane Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    Stock and Stockraising  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Visit  
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics, and History of Texas  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Indian Affairs  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Sanitary Legislation  

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