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George Patterson George Washington Patterson
Full Name: George Washington Patterson
Other surnames: Paterson
Date of birth: September 1, 1820
Date of death: December 27, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Ben Franklin / Lamar   Delta, Fannin, Lamar
H 10 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Cooper / Delta   Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Rains, Wood
(1) BEN FRANKLIN, TEXAS. "Ben Franklin is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and Farm roads 38 and 128 four miles northeast of Pecan Gap in northwestern Delta County . . . The first post office was established by Isaac B. Nelson in 1853 at his one-room cabin on the crossroads. The community, at that time in Lamar County . . . The post office was closed in 1859 but reopened in 1867." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) 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
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of George W. Patterson in son William M. Patterson's sketch, p. 660. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army. Joined General Price with the First Texas Legion; served in Ross' brigade of cavalry; then joined command of Colonel James Bourland, Clay County until 1865. Biographical sketch, George Washington Patterson, pp. 163-164. Born 9/1/1820 in Maury County, Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - George W. Paterson, Precinct 3, Delta County, farmer, born in Tennessee, age 59. FamilySearch.
  • Migration steps and additional notes. Migrations.org, 2004.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George Patterson, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Internal Improvement  
    Public Building and Grounds  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Public Debt  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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