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R.W. Black Reading Wood Black
Full Name: Reading Wood Black
Date of birth: September 23, 1830
Date of death: October 3, 1867

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Aug 6, 1866 - Nov 13, 1866 11th (1) (2)     Uvalde / Uvalde   Bexar, Dawson, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Uvalde

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) "In June 1866 he was the Unionist nominee for Congress from the Seventy-first District. He easily defeated Samuel A. Maverick and S. C. Thompson, then returned to Uvalde in July 1866 in anticipation of the opening of the legislature in August." Handbook of Texas Online.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BLACK, READING WOOD (1830-1867). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • R.W. Black, birth date 9/23/1830, death date 10/3/1867, burial in Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde County. Includes Reading Wood Black historical marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Account of Reading Wood Black's death at the hand of his friend and brother-in-law, "A Tragedy in South Texas: Reading Black - Unionist, George Washington Wall - Confederate," by Linda Kirkpatrick. Texas Escapes Online Magazine.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.W. Black, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
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