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Alexander J. Pope

Alex Pope
Full Name: Alexander J. Pope
Birth date: July 15, 1854
Death date: December 6, 1889

Terms of Service

  • House, 21st (1) (3) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 12/6/1889
  • House, 20th (2) Legislature
    1/11/1887 - 1/8/1889
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Alexander Pope, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Find a Grave .
  • "The Keller-Wethersby Trial—Orders of the Higher Courts," 10/10/1890, p. 6. "The most important evidence introduced was the dying statement of Alexander Pope that he was shot by W.T.S. Keller while endeavoring to prevent him from shooting his brother, W.H. Pope." Galveston Daily News .
  • Mentioned in brother William H. Pope's obituary, "Judge Pope of Beaumont Dies in Waco Sanitarium," 2/16/1913, p. 4. "Judge Pope is survived by two brothers, Dr. John Pope of Tyler and Dr. Irwin Pope of Marshall. Another brother, Alexander Pope, was shot and killed in a sensational tragedy at the courthouse in Marshall in the early '90s, in which Judge Pope was also dangerously wounded." Galveston Daily News .
  • Alexander Pope, Democrat, attorney, age 33 in 1889, born in Georgia. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
  • Biographical sketch, A.J. Pope, p. 168. Born 7/15/1854 in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Alexander Pope, pp. 328-330. Born 1856 in Washington, Georgia. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Hon. Alex Pope died 12/6/1889 in a Harrison County district courtroom shooting, and his brother, state senator W.H. Pope, was seriously wounded. "Tragedy at Marshall," The Galveston Daily News, 12/7/1889, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Articles in The Galveston Daily News about the trial, verdict, and aftermath, crediting Abilene Library Consortium: "Alex. Pope's Slayers: The Case Called for Trial Yesterday at Marshall," 10/8/1890, p. 5. "The Slayers of Pope on Trial," 10/8/1890, p. 2. "Weathersby Found Guilty," 10/13/1890, p. 6. "Judge Keller's Awful Fate," 1/4/1891, p. 7. Relatives: Alexander Pope and William Henry Pope - brothers. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . January 4, 1891 October 8, 1890
  • October 13, 1890 October 9, 1890 December 7, 1889
  • Biographical sketch of Hon. Alexander Pope, father of Alexander J. Pope, born 7/15/1854 in Washington, Georgia, pp. 600-601. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics." The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900 1971.
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