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John W. Robertson

Full Name: John W. Robertson
Birth date: October 26, 1840
Death date: June 30, 1892

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (1) Legislature
    1/10/1871 - 1/14/1873
(1) J.W. Robertson, sworn 1/10/1871, succeeded S.J. Adams, sworn 2/12/1870, whose seat was declared vacant 6/6/1870, by reason of election fraud and intimidation. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his brother James Harvey Robertson, p. 1719. "John W. Robertson of Austin, who had gained the rank of Colonel in the Confederate army and was one of Austin's prominent lawyers and one of the city's early mayors." A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Austin Mayor John Robertson mentioned in "Rediscovering Austin's Jack the Ripper," by Michael Corcoran, American-Statesman Staff, including links to Austin Statesman and other related press reports. Casebook: Jack the Ripper .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company K, 63rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry. John W. Robertson. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System .
  • Census of 1870 - J.W. Robertson, Robertson County, age 29, born circa 1841 in Tennessee, lawyer.
    Census of 1880 - J.W. Robertson, Austin, Travis County, age 39, born circa 1841 in Tennessee, lawyer. FamilySearch . 1880 1870
  • John W. Robertson (1840-1892), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave .
  • James and John Robertson mentioned in A Twist At the End: "John and James Robertson were respectively the mayor of Austin and the district attorney of Travis County . . . both of the Robertsons had served a term in the Texas legislature . . ." , p. 136. Relatives: John W. Robertson and James Harvey Robertson - brothers. Google Books .
  • Obituary, "Judge Jas. W. Robertson," Austin Weekly Statesman, 7/7/1892, p. 4. Birth date 10/26/1840, death date 6/30/1892. " . . . in 1869 moved to Calvert, where he was elected as a representative to the Twelfth legislature of Texas, where he was honored by being appointed chairman of the judiciary committee." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Austin Mayor John W. Robertson and Travis County District Attorney James H. Robertson, brothers, mentioned in "Capital Murder," July 2000, by Skip Hollandsworth. Texas Monthly .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 421-428. Types of Successful Men of Texas 1890.
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