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Robert Hamilton Ward

R.H. Ward
Full Name: Robert Hamilton Ward
Birth date: December 27, 1852
Death date: July 29, 1933

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Robert Hamilton Ward, Volume III, pp. 1202-1203. Born 12/27/1852 in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia. "He came to Texas in 1872 at the age of twenty . . . His two terms as a legislator brought him credit." A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • Obituary, Robert Hamilton Ward, "Man Who Helped End Carpetbag Rule Succumbs," 7/30/1933, p. 6. Funeral, "Last Rites Held for Judge Ward," 8/1/1933, p. 2. Austin American .
  • "One of the last of Travis' Rifles . . . Ward was a member of the Travis Rifles, who helped drive out the carpetbag Gov. E.J. Davis, who was entrenched in the capitol . . . ," 7/30/1933. Austin American .
  • Judge Robert Hamilton Ward, birth date 12/27/1852 in Warrenton, Virginia; death date 7/29/1933 in Houston, Harris County, Texas; attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Robert Hamilton Ward (1852-1933), photo, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave .
  • TRAVIS GUARDS AND RIFLES. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary and photo, Robert Hamilton Ward, "Funeral for Noted Judge Is Set," 7/29/1933, pp. 1, 2. Mortuary, Judge Robert Hamilton Ward, 7/30/1933, p. 10. Houston Chronicle .
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Biographical sketch, R.H. Ward, pp. 125-126. Born 12/27/1852 in Warrenton, Farquier County, Virginia. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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