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Alexander Asberry Alexander Asberry
Full Name: Alexander "Alex" Asberry
Date of birth: November 2, 1861
Date of death: 1903

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Republican Calvert / Robertson   Robertson
(1) Republican. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Robertson County in district 48, 17th Legislature, 1st C.S., chapter 13, p. 11. (Redistricting bill). General Laws of the State of Texas.
(3) Lists district number 43 for Alex Asberry. House Journal.
(4) Republican - Delegate to National Republican Convention in 1888. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(5) A. Asberry, Elias Mays, and R.B. Renfro [Rentfro], Republicans. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "The star indicates republican; those unmarked are democrats. [Note - Quite a number of the members who are marked democrats were elected as independents.]" Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • ASBERRY, ALEXANDER (1861-ca. 1903). Birth date 11/2/1861. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics," p. 110. The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • Biography and descendants, Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement, 1935.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 65-66. Birth date 11/1/1861. Death year 1903, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in HEARNE ACADEMY. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Alexander Asberry, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    County Government and County Finances  
    Mining and Minerals  
     

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