Reading Wood Black
Full Name: Reading Wood Black
Date of birth: September 23, 1830
Date of death: October 3, 1867
Terms of Service top
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Aug 6, 1866 - Nov 13, 1866
Uvalde / Uvalde
Bexar, Dawson, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Uvalde
Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1.
Galveston Daily News
"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
- R.W. Black, birth date 9/23/1830, death date 10/3/1867, burial in Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde County. Includes biographical sketch, Reading Wood Black historical marker photo.
Find a Grave.
- Included in list of Unionists who fled Texas to avoid "a requirement that public officials take a loyalty oath to the Confederacy . . ." Baggett, James Alex, "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," The Journal of Southern History, Vol.40(3), August 1974, p. 448.
Journal of Southern History.
- 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.
R.W. Black, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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