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George Washington Matthews

G.W. Matthews
Full Name: George Washington Matthews
Birth date: March 8, 1827
Death date: March 28, 1907

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
  • House, 9th (1) Legislature
    2/2/1862 - 11/2/1863
(1) George W. Matthews, in special election 12/6/1861, sworn 2/2/1862, succeeded James M. Head, reported to have died en route to Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • G.W. Matthews, birth date 3/8/1827, death date 3/28/1907, burial in Garden Valley Cemetery, Garden Valley, Smith County, with spouse Eliza Killough Matthews. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Dr. George Washington Matthews, "High Profiles: Leaders Who Have Made a Difference, Past: Dr. George Matthews," The Lindale Times, 2/13/1992, p. 4, crediting Smith County Historical Society. "It was a golden time of reconstruction following the Civil War and Dr. Matthews was honored with being chosen as representative of his county and stood nobly with others in the heroic fight for Texas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, G.W. Matthews, M.D., Volume III, May 1907-April 1908, p. 33. Death date 3/28/1907. Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
  • Mexican War, served under General Albert Sidney Johnston. Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. George W. Matthews, pp. 350-351. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.

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