A.W. Houston

Augustus Weyman Houston

Full Name: Augustus Weyman Houston
Date of birth: August 3, 1850
Date of death: February 21, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 18th (2) (3) (4) (5)   19th (1)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar Senate President Pro Tempore (18th)   Bandera, Bexar, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green
S 30 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 16th (8) (9) (10)   17th (6) (7)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Concho, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green

(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) 18th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/9/1883, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(4) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(5) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(6) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(8) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(9) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(10) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • A.W. Houston, birth date 8/3/1850 in Alabama; death date 2/21/1915 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Account of altercation on the floor of the Senate between Senators Davis and Houston, "Statesman Enraged: a Stormy Scene in the Senate Chamber," 5/15/1885, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Great Texan Passed to His Reward: Augustus Weyman Houston, Past Grand Master of Texas Masons, Dies," Saturday, 2/27/1915, p. 1. Kerrville Mountain Sun.

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Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Education  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
Public Health  
Rules  
18th R.S. - 1883
Constitutional Amendments  
Education  
Frontier Protection (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Penitentiaries  
Public Health  
Public Lands  
Reception for Distinguished Mexican Visitors, Including Ex-President Porfirio Diaz  
Rules  
Stock and Stockraising  
17th R.S. - 1881
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Educational Affairs  
Frontier Protection  
Insurance, Statistics and History of Texas  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Memorial Resolutions  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands  
Revision of Rules  
Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
State Affairs  
16th R.S. - 1879
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
District Judges  
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
Galveston News  
General Land Office  
Governor's Mansion (Chair) 
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Penitentiary  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Revision of Code  
State Affairs (Chair) 

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