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W.A. Tarlton

Full Name: William A. Tarlton
Other surnames: Tarleton
Birth date: 1826
Death date: February 23, 1864

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (1) (2) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
     
(1) In 1855, Know-Nothing "contenders for the Texas House of Representatives, Nathan Smith, A.D. Burress, and William A. Tarleton, were all victorious by wide margins over their Democratic opponents," p. 168. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 1983.
(2) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • W.A. Tarlton, teacher at Republican Academy in Marshall in 1849, p. 107; William A. Tarleton elected to House, p. 168. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 1983.
  • TARLETON, WILLIAM A. (1826-1864). Also listed as Tarlton. Handbook of Texas Online .
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