Legislative Reference Library

Texas Legislators: Past & Present

Alexander Watkins Terrell

A.W. Terrel
Full Name: Alexander Watkins Terrell
Birth date: November 23, 1827
Death date: September 9, 1912

Terms of Service

  • House, 29th Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
  • House, 28th Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 1/10/1905
    Democrat
  • House, 22nd (1) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 6/22/1892
    Democrat
  • Senate, 18th (5) (7) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
    Democrat
  • Senate, 17th (2) (6) & 16th (3) (8) Legislatures
    1/14/1879 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
  • Senate, 15th (9) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
    Democrat
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(4) Terrell resigned 6/22/1892. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.
(6) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(7) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal . January 9, 1883
January 10, 1883
(8) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(9) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal . April 18, 1876
April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Biographical sketch - 28th Legislature, 1st C.S., 4/29/1903, pp. 219-226. "Presentation and acceptance of the oil portrait of Judge A. W. Terrell . . . presented to the House by Judge Yancey Lewis . . . accepted on the part of the House by Hon. W. D. Williams." House Journal .
  • 33rd Legislature, R.S., 2/3/1913, p. 369. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Portrait and excerpt. Alexander Watkins Terrell: Civil War Soldier, Texas Lawmaker, American Diplomat 2004.
  • Mentioned in "Finance laws have long history, questionable effect," 9/26/2004. Austin American-Statesman .
  • Photo, "Governor Jim Hogg and the Birth of the Texas Railroad Commission," p. 72. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 500-502. Birth date 11/3/1829. Bench and Bar of Texas 1885.
  • "Terrell, that magical political name on Texas democratic ballots, causes thousands of voters to wonder who started it," 6/28/1934, p. 8. El Paso Herald Post .
  • Biographical sketch in "State Senators Elect: Personal Sketches Completed - Seventeen Lawyers, Seven Grangers, Two Doctors, One Editor and Four Colored Politicians - the Political Structure of the New Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
  • TERRELL, ALEXANDER WATKINS (1827-1912). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Birth date 11/3/1827. Lone Star Junction 1995.
  • Mentioned in "Under the Dome at Austin," 4/25/1947. Mexia Daily News .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, A.W. Terrell, pp. 41-43. Born November 3, 1828. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Alexander Watkins Terrell. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 16, 30, 33-34, 93-94, Plate No. 31. Terrell's Texas Cavalry Regiment "was sometimes referred to incorrectly as the 34th Texas Cavalry Regiment." Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
  • Biographical sketch, Alexander Watkins Terrell, p. 247. Born November 3, 1828. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 244-245. Born November 3, 1829. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
  • Terrell, Alexander Watkins. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, 34th Texas Regiment. Joined Confederate Army as a Major, 1st Texas Cavalry Regiment, Arizona Brigade. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1865. Commander of "Terrell's Texas Cavalry Regiment." Headstone inscription, biographical sketch. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch and overview of the Alexander Watkins Terrell papers at the Texas State Archives, Texas State Library and Archives Commission .

Committee Information

LRL Home | View full site