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Giles Cotton Giles Cotton
Full Name: Giles Cotton
Date of birth: 1814
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 18 Feb 10, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Radical Republican Calvert / Robertson   Freestone, Leon, Robertson
(1) Calvert is in west central Robertson County. In 1870, as part of the Reconstruction political maneuvering in Robertson County, Calvert replaced Owensville as county seat. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) S. Cotton qualified and took the oath of office on 2/10/1870, p. 9. House Journal.
(3) Home address, Calvert; home county, Robertson. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Silas J. Cotton. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(6) Home county, Leon. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(7) Silas J. Cotton. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(8) Listed as member of Radical Republican Association, established 6/4/1870, p. 26. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • COTTON, GILES (ca. 1814-ca. 1883). Died in either 1883 or 1884. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 21-22. Birth year 1814, death year 1880, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Giles Cotton, State Preservation Board
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Privileges and Elections  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
     

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