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George Washington Black

G.W. Black
Full Name: George Washington Black
Birth date: July 4, 1852
Death date: May 16, 1934

Terms of Service

  • House, 40th Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • George W. Black, birth date 7/4/1852 in Tennessee, death date 5/16/1934 in Thornton, Limestone County, burial in Thornton. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • George Washington Black, birth date 7/4/1852, death date 5/16/1934, portrait, burial in Thornton Cemetery, Limestone County. Find a Grave .
  • "Major Houx in Race for State Solon Office: Representative Black Withdraws Because of Illness: Editor Offers: Writer, Soldier and Lodgeman Asks State Office," and "Black Withdraws from Race," George W. Black, representative in the last Legislature, 6/1/1928, p. 1. Mexia Weekly Herald .
  • Obituary, "G.W. Black Dies in Thornton: Former Mayor of Thornton is Found Dead . . . Dies at 83: Visited Roosevelt in White House Recently," 5/18/1934, p. 1. Born in Giles County, Tennessee, "came to Texas in 1882 and lived at Thornton and Sweetwater since that time." Mayor of Thornton, "represented Limestone County in the legislature about 8 years ago." "Found dead . . . Thursday morning (5/17/1934) . . . At an inquest it was decided that Mr. Black had been dead since late Wednesday afternoon (5/16/1934)." Mexia Weekly Herald .
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