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George Whitmore George Whitmore
Full Name: George Washington Whitmore
Date of birth: August 26, 1824
Date of death: October 14, 1876

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Elysian Fields / Harrison   Harrison
H 15 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (3) (4)     Concord / Harrison   Harrison
(1) "After the demise of the Whig party during the mid-1850s, he became identified with the American (Know-Nothing) party, but he did not run for office again until 1859, [after the demise of the American party] when he won a seat in the Eighth Legislature as a supporter of Sam Houston." Handbook of Texas Online.
(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.
(3) Concord, a community [in Harrison county] one mile west of the old Border-Jonesville site and one mile north of the current community of Jonesville, had a post office of its own from 1850 to 1855 . . . The community apparently merged into Jonesville, and in 1988 only a cemetery and a historical marker were at the former site of Concord. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Whitmore present and voting on 11/9/1853, p. 34. House Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • WHITMORE, George Washington (1824-1876). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • WHITMORE, GEORGE WASHINGTON (1824-1876). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, p.156, Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas, 2008.
  • Other Resources
  • Unionist politician, pp. 164, 170, 173-175; opposition to secession, pp. 187-191; Civil War and Republican during Reconstruction, pp. 209-210, 278, 285, 292, 306-307. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George Whitmore, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, Reward for Arrest of Certain Persons  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Internal Improvement  
    Judiciary  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Enrolled Bills  
    Private Land Claims No. 1  
    Private Land Claims No. 2 (Chair) 
     

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