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Robert Townes Robert Townes
Full Name: Robert J. Townes
Date of birth: 1806
Date of death: October 3, 1865

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 13, 1860 8th (1) (2)     Austin / Travis   Travis
(1) John Hancock, sworn 1/22/1861, succeeded Robert J. Townes, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Census of 1850 - R.I. Townes, Brazoria County, born in Virginia, attorney at law. FamilySearch.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • TOWNES, ROBERT J. (1806-1865) Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert Townes, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Apportionment  
    Judiciary  
    Public Buildings (Chair) 
    Public Grounds and Public Buildings (Co-Chair) 
     

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