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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
Williamson counties in the Tenth and Eleventh
Legislatures. He was public-spirited and generous,
taking great interest in all public enterprises.
In 1887, the Twentieth Legislature, in appreciation
of the distinguished services rendered by him
to Texas, created and named Glasscock County in
his honor. The following language was used in the
act creating the county: " The county of Glasscock
is named in honor of George W. Glasscock,
who participated in the struggle for Texas Independence,
and was at the storming and recapture
of the Alamo on the 10th of December, 1835,
and was in the Grass fight and other engagements
which resulted in the Independence of
He was a Mason and Odd Fellow. His death
was a great loss, not only to his family, but to the
GEORGE W. GLASSCOCK, JR.,
Hon. George W. Glasscock, Jr., was born January
10, 1845, in Travis County, Texas, where he
was reared, and resided until 1879, when he moved
to Georgetown, in Williamson County, where he
has since resided. He served as county attorney of
Williamson County in 1879-80; was elected county
judge in 1880, and re-elected in 1882, and in 1884
was elected to the State Senate from the Twentyfourth
District, composed of the counties of Travis,
Williamson and Burnet (" capitol district") and
was re-elected to the Senate in 1888. He is the
only man born in the district who has represented
it in the State Legislature. He served in the Senate
during the sessions of the Nineteenth, Twentieth,
Twenty-first and Twenty-second Legislatures. In
the Nineteenth Legislature he was a member of the
Senate Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds.
At that time the construction of the new capitol
was in progress and it was perhaps the most important
committee of the session. He was Chairman
of the Senate Committee on Education during
the sessions of the Twentieth and Twenty-second
Legislatures. Considering the interests to be
guarded, this position was also one of great
At least $2,500,000 of school money was being
expended annually by the State of Texas. The
permanent fund amounted to $7,000,000 in securities;
about 25,000,000 acres of school lands that remained
unsold and about $10,000,000 in land notes.
No chairman of the Committee on Education
ever labored more zealously or effectively to guard
this rich heritage, designed by the wise statesmanship
of former years to descend to and bless many
passing generations. His labors and accomplishments
in other directions were equally patriotic,
painstaking and productive of good and lasting
results. He made a record second to that of none of
his colleagues. He is a clear thinker and graceful
and powerful speaker and would make his influence
felt in any popular assemblage or legislative body.
In public life he has, in the support or opposition
that lie has offered to pending measures, been guided
alone by a desire to secure the greatest good to the
greatest number, to protect the weak and restrain
and, if possible, prevent the injustice of the powerful
and rapacious. He served in the Confederate
army during the war between the States as a member
of Duff's Thirty-third Texas Cavalry, Gano's
brigade, Walker's division, and made a gallant and
faithful soldier. He is a member of the Missionary
Baptist Church, Past Grand Master of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, and a Knight Templar
and a member of the Ancient Arabic Order of
the Mystic Shrine in Masonry, being a member of
Colorado Commandery No. 4, at Austin, and of
Ben Hur Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Austin.
He was united in marriage to Miss. J. H. Boatner,
a daughter of Mr. J. R. Boatner, at Tennessee
Colony, Anderson County, Texas, on the 19th day
of March, 1865.
As a private citizen he has managed his business
affairs so as to be in independent circumstances
and is public-spirited, often giving of his time and
means to enterprises inaugurated for the building
up of the country.
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