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Astyanax M. Douglass

A.M. Douglass
Full Name: Astyanax M. Douglass
Other surnames: Douglas
Birth date: September 10, 1838
Death date: March 1, 1908

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 28th (3) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 1/10/1905
    Democrat
  • Senate, 23rd (4) Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
    Democrat
  • House, 16th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
  • House, 15th (2) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
    Democrat
  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) 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 .
(3) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal . January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
(5) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 28th Legislature (1903), p. 1 - lists name as A.M. Douglas of Hill county, District No. 10. Senate Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Dr. Astyanax M Douglass, birth date 9/10/1838, death date 3/1/1908, portrait, burial in Covington Cemetery, Covington, Hill County. Find a Grave .
  • 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, crediting the Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 124-125. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - A.M. Douglass, Covington, Hill County, nativity Tennessee, age 64 (born circa 1839), physician, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Biographical sketch, Astyanax M. Douglass, p. 267. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Saturday 1/23/1904, p. 6, "Mrs. Lottie Douglass, wife of State Senator Douglass, dropped dead at Covington." Victoria Advocate .
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