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James Reily

Full Name: James Reily
Birth date: July 3, 1811
Death date: April 14, 1864

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th (1) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
(1) On May 6, 1852, he served as chairman of the state Whig party convention but soon thereafter broke with the party because its presidential nominee, Winfield Scott, opposed slavery. Reily was elected to the House of the Fifth Texas Legislature, 1853-54, as a Democrat. Handbook of Texas Online .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, James Reily, age 42, native state Ohio, emigrated from Mississippi in 1837, lawyer, postoffice Houston, Harris County. House Journal .

Other Resources

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