E. Winfree

Edwin Winfree

Full Name: Edwin Winfree
Date of birth: April 9, 1844
Date of death: January 10, 1927

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 14, 1919 - Jul 22, 1919 36th (1) (2)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston

(1) "I.A. Daniels of Houston, succeeding Judge Winfrey of Crockett." "New Legislators in the Texas House," list of 12 new members elected to fill vacancies since the last session, 5/21/1920, p. 11. Austin American.
(2) I.A. Daniel, in special election 5/15/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Edwin Winfree, resigned after 2nd C.S. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Edwin Winfree, Volume IV, pp. 1899-1900. Born 4/9/1845 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate Captain Army, "on the 7th of September, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Drewery's Virginia Battery, which also became known as the South Side Artillery of Smith's Battalion, and with this most valiant command he served under Gen. Robert E. Lee . . ." Includes detailed information on military service in the Civil War. Biographical sketch, Volume 4, pp. 1899-1900. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Confederate States Army. "He was one of the few remaining ex-Confederate veterans who surrendered with Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, April, 1865." 40th Legislature, R.S., 1/13/1927, p. 39. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources

  • "Condensed Austin News," 2/27/1920, p. 5. Judge E. Winfree of Houston County, appointed superintendent of the Confederate Home. "Judge Winfree is a confederate veteran, and served in the army of Virginia. He is 76 years old." Brookshire Times (Brookshire, Waller County, Texas).
  • Edwin Winfree, birth date 4/9/1844 in Virginia, death date 1/10/1927 in Park Place, Harris County, burial in Crockett. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Edwin Winfree, birth date 4/9/1844, death date 1/10/1927, photo and biographical information, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County. Find a Grave.
  • "Former Superintendent Confederate Home Dies," 1/11/1927, p. 11. Born April [1844], died 1/10/1927. Elected to Legislature in 1918; "he resigned from the Legislature to become superintendent of the Old Men's Confederate Home at Austin." Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. E. Winfree, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Game and Fisheries  
Public Lands and Buildings  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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