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Augustus W. Houston Augustus W. Houston
Full Name: Augustus Weyman Houston
Date of birth: August 3, 1850
Date of death: February 21, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   18th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar Senate President Pro Tempore (18th)   Bandera, Bexar, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green
S 30 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (5)   16th (6) (7)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Concho, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green
(1) Elected as a democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/9/1883, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(3) Party affiliation listed as Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(4) 18th Legislature, 1/10/1883, p. 1, All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office; pp. 5-6, Resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal.
(5) Included on roster of members of the 17th Legislature as a democrat, p. 1, 11/17/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Elected as a democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(7) 16th Legislature - 1/14/1879, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected senators, approached the president's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the constitution." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 34th Legislature, R.S., 2/22/1915, p. 497. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 34th Legislature, R.S., 2/22/1915, p. 603. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. Augustus Weyman Houston, pp. 418-419. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biography, p. 250. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biography, Augustus Weyman Houston, p. 246. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Augustus W. Houston, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Augustus W. Houston, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Augustus W. Houston, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Other Resources
  • Account of altercation on the floor of the Senate between Senators Davis and Houston, "Statesman Enraged: a Stormy Scene in the Senate Chamber," 5/15/1885, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Great Texan Passed to His Reward: Augustus Weyman Houston, Past Grand Master of Texas Masons, Dies," Saturday, 2/27/1915, p. 1. Kerrville Mountain Sun.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Frontier Protection (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands  
    Reception for Distinguished Mexican Visitors, Including Ex-President Porfirio Diaz  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance, Statistics and History of Texas  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Memorial Resolutions  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    Revision of Rules  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
    State Affairs  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    District Judges  
    Educational Affairs  
    Federal Relations  
    Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
    Galveston News  
    General Land Office  
    Governor's Mansion (Chair) 
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penitentiary  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Revision of Code  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
     

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