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Andrew Jackson Hamilton

Andrew J. Hamilton
Full Name: Andrew Jackson Hamilton
Birth date: January 28, 1815
Death date: April 11, 1875

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    Elected but never sworn
  • House, 4th (2) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
(1) Hamilton was elected to the Senate in 1861 as the Union candidate, but "he declined to take the required oath of qualification." Bench and Bar of Texas 1885.
(2) "By the 1850s he had become a member of the "Opposition Clique" in Texas, a faction of the regular Democratic party that opposed secession, reopening the slave trade, and other Southern extremist demands." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) "When he [Hamilton] returned to Texas in the spring of 1861 he won a special election to the state Senate." Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) "Our late Representative in Congress, Hon. A.J. Hamilton, was elected State Senator for the Austin district, last Monday [8/25/1861] . . . Judge Towns [sic], resigned." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 4/2/1861, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 28th Legislature, 1st C.S., 4/29/1903, pp. 220-226. Mentioned in the presentation address of the oil portrait of Judge A.W. Terrell. House Journal .


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