G.W. Glasscock

George Washington Glasscock, Sr.

Full Name: George Washington Glasscock, Sr.
Date of birth: April 11, 1810
Date of death: February 28, 1868

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 56 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 28, 1868 11th (1)     Austin / Travis   Travis, Williamson
H 56 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Austin / Travis   Travis, Williamson

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 10th Legislature, Regular Session, in between pp. 94-95, Illustration of George Washington Glasscock, Sr. House Journal.
  • Portrait, 10th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Black Hawk War, First Lieutenant, Captain J.M. Early's company of volunteers. Texas Army, "a leader of the Texas Revolution . . . part of the army in the fall of 1836 which besieged and captured San Antonio, and again responded to the call for troops early in 1836 and did service in the concluding months of the war." Biographical sketch, George W. Glasscock, Sr., Volume IV, pp. 1859-1860. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.

Other Resources

  • George W. Glasscock, birth date 4/11/1810 in Kentucky, death date 2/28/1868, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Includes portrait and historical marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • GEORGETOWN, TEXAS (Williamson County) named for George Washington Glasscock, "who, with his partner, Thomas B. Huling, donated land for the site." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • GLASSCOCK COUNTY named for George W. Glasscock, "a Texas Revolution officer and Texas legislator for whom Georgetown, county seat of Williamson County, was also named." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Included on list of "Texas Know Nothing Leaders with a Summary of Biographical Data Taken from the . . . United States Eighth Census, 1860." The party was active at the state level in Texas in 1855 and 1856. "By 1857 the party had virtually disappeared in Texas." "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414-423. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Historical markers, George Washington Glasscock, Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County; In Memory of George Washington Glasscock, Sr., Georgetown, Wiliamson County Courthouse, Williamson County; and Glasscock County, Garden City, Glasscock County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission). George Washington Glasscock Glasscock County In Memory of George Washington Glasscock, Sr.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Albert H. Glasscock, Volume II, pp. 441-442. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Claims and Accounts  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Public Buildings  
Public Lands  
State Affairs  
10th R.S. - 1863
Indian Affairs  
Public Buildings (Chair) 

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