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James Webb Throckmorton

Born on 1825, died in 1894.
State: Texas.
Party: Republican.
Member: Representative.

  • A Representative from Texas.
  • Born in Sparta, White County, Tenn., on February 1, 1825.
  • Attended the common schools.
  • Moved with his father to Collin County, Tex., in 1841.
  • Studied medicine in Princeton, Ky., and practiced in Collin County.
  • Served as surgeon during the Mexican War.
  • Studied law.
  • Was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in McKinney, Collin County, Tex.
  • Member of the State house of representatives 1851-1856.
  • Served in the State senate 1856-1861.
  • Member of the secession convention of Texas in 1861.
  • During the Civil War served as captain and major in the Confederate Army from the spring of 1861 until November 1863.
  • Brigadier general of State troops in 1864 and commander on the northwest border of the State.
  • Again a member of the State senate in 1865.
  • Delegate to the reconstruction convention under President Johnson’s proclamation and chosen the presiding officer of that body in 1866.
  • Elected Governor of Texas and was inaugurated August 8, 1866.
  • Removed by order of General Sheridan August 9, 1867.
  • Resumed the practice of law in Collin County, Tex.
  • Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879).
  • Chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Forty-fifth Congress).
  • Was not a candidate for renomination in 1878.
  • Resumed the practice of his profession.
  • Elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887).
  • Chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Forty-ninth Congress).
  • Declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1886.
  • Unsuccessful candidate for election as United States Senator in 1881.
  • Resumed the practice of law.
  • Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892.
  • Died in McKinney, Collin County, Tex., April 21, 1894.

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  • Article Name: Throckmorton, James Webb
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  • Description: Representative. A Representative from Texas. Born in Sparta, White County, Tenn., on February 1, 1825. Attended the common [...]

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