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Robert J. Townes

Robert Townes
Full Name: Robert J. Townes
Birth date: 1806
Death date: October 3, 1865

Terms of Service

  • House, 8th (1) (2) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 2/13/1860
(1) John Hancock, sworn 1/22/1861, succeeded Robert J. Townes, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Included in "Table II, Constitutional Unionists (Identified from newspapers) with Biographical Data," list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, Number 3, January 1979, pp. 238, 256-262, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
Table II, Constitutional Unionists

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