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Peter Gray Peter W. Gray
Full Name: Peter W. Gray
Date of birth: December 12, 1819
Date of death: October 3, 1874

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (1) (2)     Houston / Harris   Harris
H Harris Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (3)     Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/3/1851, p. 3. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by Districts, the following gentlemen appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 114-115. Service in the 4th Legislature not mentioned. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • GRAY, PETER W. (1819-1874). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Peter W. Gray, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1874. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Army of the Republic of Texas, Captain; 2nd Lieutenant, Milam Guards. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Colonel and Judge of Military Court. Peter W. Gray. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 55, 150, Plate No. 63. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • "The District Judgeship," letter from Houston Bar to Edward A. Palmer requesting he be a candidate for District Judge for 7th Judicial District, vacated by P.W. Gray, 5/18/1860; Edward A. Palmer's reply, 5/19/1860. Galveston Weekly News, 5/29/1860, p. 1, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned as early Houston lawyer, p. 80. Young, Samuel Oliver. A Thumb-Nail History of the City of Houston, Texas, From Its Founding in 1836 to the Year 1912, 1912, crediting UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Biographical notes, p. 210. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Peter Gray, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Committee Informationtop
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Apportionment  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary (Chair) 
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Judiciary (Chair) 
    Mail Routes (Post Routes), Select  
    Repairs to Public Buildings in Austin, Select  
     

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