A.M. Douglass

Astyanax M. Douglass

Full Name: Astyanax M. Douglass
Other surnames: Douglas
Date of birth: September 10, 1838
Date of death: March 1, 1908

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1) (2)   Democrat Covington / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson
S 10 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Covington / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson
H 56 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (4)   Democrat Covington / Hill   Hill
H 56 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (5)   Democrat Covington / Hill   Hill
H 23 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Covington / Hill   Callahan, Eastland, Erath, Haskell, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Young

(1) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893
(4) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 28th Legislature (1903), p. 1 - lists name as A.M. Douglas of Hill county, District No. 10. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Lawmakers of Texas: Something about Men Who Left Records at Austin: Cranford, Bowser, Simpson, Atlee, Imboden, Steele, Greer and Douglass. Their Personal and Political Points," 8/27/1893, p. 13. Galveston Daily News.
  • DOUGLASS, ASTYANAX M. (1838-1908). "State representative"; notes one of Astyanax M. Douglass' five sons "would later serve as a Texas senator during the Twenty-third and Twenty-eighth legislatures." Buried in Covington Cemetery. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Astyanax M. Douglas, M.D.; election results 11/5/1878 and 11/7/1882, [sic]. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, pp. 638-640, crediting the Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 124-125. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, Astyanax M. Douglass, p. 267. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company I, 6th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant following Battle of Shiloh, April 1862. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Company C, 6th Mississippi Infantry. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, p. 639, crediting the Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Dr. A.M. Douglass, birth date 9/10/1838, death date 3/1/1908, portrait, burial in Covington Cemetery, Covington, Hill County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Dr. A.M. Douglass Dead: Former State Senator Passes Away at Cleburne," Waxahachie Daily Light, 3/3/1908, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - A.M. Douglass, Covington, Hill County, nativity Tennessee, age 64 (born circa 1839), physician, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • "Mrs. Lottie Douglass, wife of State Senator Douglass, dropped dead at Covington." Saturday 1/23/1904, p. 6. Victoria Advocate.

Photographs

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Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Agricultural Affairs  
Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms (Chair) 
Labor  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Agricultural Affairs  
Finance  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
North Texas Insane Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
Penitentiaries  
Public Health (Chair) 
Roads and Bridges  
State Affairs  
State Asylums (Chair) 
Stock and Stockraising  
16th R.S. - 1879
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Visit  
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Education  
Internal Improvements  
Printing  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
15th R.S. - 1876
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Private Land Claims  
Public Health, Vital Statistics, and History of Texas  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
State Asylums  
14th R.S. - 1874
Indian Affairs  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Sanitary Legislation  

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