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George Thomas Wood
Full Name: George Thomas Wood
Date of birth: March 12, 1795
Date of death: September 3, 1858

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Elected but never sworn 1st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)     Point Blank / Liberty   Jefferson, Liberty
(1) William C. Abbott, in special election 11/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded to unexpired term of George T. Wood, granted leave of absence 5/4/1846, resigned before 9/4/1847. Abbott elected but never sworn in 1st Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 1st Legislature - 2/16/1846, p. 4. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following members appeared and took their seats...on motion of Mr. Grimes, the Senators came forward and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
(4) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(5) Granted leave of absence for remainder of session, 5/4/1846, p. 293. Senate Journal.
(6) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, George Thomas Wood, second Governor of Texas, pp. 193-194. After coming to Texas in 1839, settled in Liberty County, near Point Blank, and opened a plantation. Buried in "what is now" Robinson Cemetery, near Point Blank; State of Texas erected a monument at his grave in 1911. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • WOOD COUNTY named for George T. Wood. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • WOOD, GEORGE TYLER (1795-1858). "Some disagreement exists over Wood's middle name. Early accounts listed it as Tyler, but the monument erected at his grave gives the name as Thomas." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketches of official and military career. German, S.H., "George Thomas Wood," and Vincent, Louella Styles, "Governor George Thomas Wood," Vol. 20, No. 3, January 1917, pp. 260-282. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Biographical sketch, George Tyler Wood, p. 169, and portrait, service as Governor, pp. 185-187. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Governor of Texas 1847-1849. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
  • Committee Informationtop
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Affairs of State  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Republic of Texas Fines, Penalities, Forfeitures & Escheats, Consideration of  
     

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