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Alex Pope Alexander J. Pope
Full Name: Alexander J. Pope
Date of birth: July 15, 1854
Date of death: December 6, 1889

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 14 Jan 8, 1889 - Dec 6, 1889 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H 14 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 22nd Legislature, R.S., 3/13/1891, pp. 589-598. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, A.J. Pope, p. 168. Born 7/15/1854 in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Alexander Pope, pp. 328-330. Born 1856 in Washington, Georgia. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • Alexander Pope, Democrat, attorney, age 33 in 1889, born in Georgia. Card File.
  • Alexander Pope, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Find a Grave.
  • "The Keller-Wethersby Trial—Orders of the Higher Courts," 10/10/1890, p. 6. "The most important evidence introduced was the dying statement of Alexander Pope that he was shot by W.T.S. Keller while endeavoring to prevent him from shooting his brother, W.H. Pope." Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in brother William H. Pope's obituary, "Judge Pope of Beaumont Dies in Waco Sanitarium," 2/16/1913, p. 4. "Judge Pope is survived by two brothers, Dr. John Pope of Tyler and Dr. Irwin Pope of Marshall. Another brother, Alexander Pope, was shot and killed in a sensational tragedy at the courthouse in Marshall in the early '90s, in which Judge Pope was also dangerously wounded." Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics." The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • Hon. Alex Pope died 12/6/1889 in a Harrison County district courtroom shooting, and his brother, state senator W.H. Pope, was seriously wounded. "Tragedy at Marshall," The Galveston Daily News, 12/7/1889, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Articles in The Galveston Daily News about the trial, verdict, and aftermath, crediting Abilene Library Consortium: "Alex. Pope's Slayers: The Case Called for Trial Yesterday at Marshall," 10/8/1890, p. 5. "The Slayers of Pope on Trial," 10/8/1890, p. 2. "Weathersby Found Guilty," 10/13/1890, p. 6. "Judge Keller's Awful Fate," 1/4/1891, p. 7. Relatives: Alexander Pope and William Henry Pope - brothers. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). December 7, 1889 January 4, 1891 October 13, 1890 October 8, 1890 October 9, 1890
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Alex Pope, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Senate Bill No. 18, 'An Act to require railroad companies in this State to provide separate coaches for white and colored passengers', Special Committee of Five  
    Town and City Corporations  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Internal Improvement  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Towns and City Corporations  

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