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Horace Chilton

Born on 1853, died in 1932.
State: Texas.
Senate Years of Service: From 1891 to 1892; 1895.
Party: Republican.
Member: Senator.

  • (grandson of Thomas Chilton), a Senator from Texas.
  • Born near Tyler, Smith County, Tex., December 29, 1853.
  • Received private instruction.
  • Attended the local schools in Texas and Lynnland Institute, Glendale, Ky.
  • Learned the printing business and published a tri-weekly newspaper in Tyler.
  • Studied law.
  • Admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Tyler, Tex.
  • Appointed assistant attorney general of Texas 1881-1883.
  • Appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John H. Reagan and served from June 10, 1891, to March 22, 1892, when a successor was elected.
  • Unsuccessful candidate for election to this vacancy.
  • Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1894 and served from March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1901.
  • Withdrew as a candidate for reelection.
  • Resumed the practice of law in Tyler and Beaumont, Tex.
  • Moved to Dallas, Tex., in 1906 and continued the practice of law.
  • Died in Dallas, Tex., June 12, 1932.

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  • Article Name: Chilton, Horace
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  • Description: Senator. (grandson of Thomas Chilton), a Senator from Texas. Born near Tyler, Smith County, Tex., December 29, 1853. [...]

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