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A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912

THE CITY OF HOUSTON, TIXAs 81
was adopted by the people, it created a criminal district
court for Harris and Galveston counties.
Judge Gustave Cook was appointed presiding
judge and held the position for fourteen years.
His successors on the bench have been: C. L. Cleveland,
E. D. Cavin, J. K. P. Gillespie, E. R. Campbell
and C. W. Robinson.
The following were the officers of the Eleventh
district court from its organization to the present
day:
From 1887 to 1842-Benjamin C. Franklin,
Judge; James S. Holman, Clerk; John W. Moore,
Sheriff.
From 1842 to 1849-Richard Morris, Judge;
F. R. Lubbock, Clerk; M. T. Rogers, Sheriff.
From 1849 to 1854-C. W. Buckley, Judge;
F. R. Lubbock, Clerk; David Russell, Sheriff.
From 1854 to 1862-Peter W. Gray, Judge.
From 1862 to 1866-James A. Baker, Judge;
W. B. Walker, Clerk; B. P. Lanham, Sheriff.
From 1866 to 1869 there were no elections and
the members of the bar selected the following
named gentlemen to act as judge of the court:
George R. Scott, C. B. Sabin and P. W. Gray.
From 1860 to 1870-George R. Scott, Judge.
From '1870 to 1892-James R. Masterson,
Judge.
From 1892 to 1896-S. H. Brashear, Judge.
From 1896 to 1900-John G. Tod, Judge.
From 1900 to date-Charles E. Ashe, Judge.

Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/. Accessed May 4, 2016.

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