Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 193 of 1,110
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Henry J. Jewett, of Robertson county, the
In 1849, in a new district, Albert G.
Walker, of Dallas, was elected over John H.
Reagan (present Uinited States senator), of
Anderson, the senatorial term being four
years. In 1851 Walker resigned and Samuel
Bogart. of Collin county, was elected to fill
tile unxpirel .erm.
From 183 1853 to 18 Jefferson Weathertord,
of Dallas county, was senator. From 1857
to 1861 Albert G. Walker, of Tarrant, was
senator. FIrom 1861 to 1865 Jefferson
Weatlerford again served.
:Z:tl'n.INTAT'r1v \:S OF DALLAS COUNTY
1847-9,. Winl. M. Cochran; 1849-'51, Jefferson
Wea:tllertbrd; 1851-'53, John IM.
Crockett; 1853-'59. three terms, Andlrew
Jackson Witt; 1859-'1, Nicholas II.Darnell;
181-i663, J.anes P1. Thomas, resigned in 1862
antl James 1'. (Goodnighlt elected; in 1863-'65,
t;corge Wilson, resigned and John C. McCoy
elected; in 1865, no election; 1866, under
new constitution, Natlaniel Burford and
Arelhelas A1. Coclhran; 1869-'72, under reconitruction
constitution, Jolhi W. Lane; in
172^ '73, John llenry Brown, of Collin district,
Tarrant and I)allas; 1873-'7, John II.
Colnrivl, in (district: 1876, un(ler new constituIio0.,Iohl
II. Cochran anld J. T. Downs; 1878,
J.o1n 11. CoclIr. ai speaker of tire house, and
John W. Dl)aniel; 01880, Johnl W. I)aniel and
Thn:l,: F. Nali; 1882, .Jolh 11. Cochran and
Tholms. F. N ashi; 1884, t. S. R Kitbroughl and
Z. llioi Coou lo.s; 188t, Jesse 5M. Strong tnd
J. C. Rugel; 1888, Jesse MI. Strong and Rowland;
1890-'92, John H. Cochran and Rowland.
In regard to State and other officers, citizens
of Dallas have filled the following positions:
From 1861 to 1863, during the war, John M.
Crockett was Lieutenant Governor; from
1884 to 1886, Barnett Gibbs was Lieutenant
From 1880 to 1887 James Madison Hurt
was judge of the Court of Appeals, and for
a second term has some time yet to serve.
Sawnie Robertson was appointed in 1884
to fill a vacancy in the Supreme Court, and
served till the next election, but refused to
From 1878 to 1886 Olin Welborn represented
this district in Congress, his last term
expiring AMarch 3, 1887, soon after which he
removed to and settled in San Diego, California.
Reuben A. Reeves, for a number of years
a judge of tle Supreme Court, at one time
resided in Dallas, but not at the time of his
election. In 1887, he was appointed by
President Cleveland a judge of the Supreme
Court of New Mexico, and now resides there.
Being absent it is admissible to say that all
Texas inldorsed the appointment of Judge
Reeves as eminently judicious. He is
thorougllly qualified, and a more modest and
honest gentlelnan does not exist.
FIRST PREICINCT BOUNDARIES.
The first division of Dallas county into
precincts was Imade by Jolhn Neely Bryan,
the county being divided into seven precincts,
with boundaries as follows:
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