Geo. C. Greer

George Clapp Greer

Full Name: George Clapp Greer
Date of birth: April 24, 1862
Date of death: May 7, 1920

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 18, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (2) (3)   26th (1)   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler

(1) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) Not listed in First Day 1/12/1897 roll of Senators-elect, p. 1, or Second Day roll call, 1/13/1897. First mention of Greer is Absent, Third Day, 1/14/1897, p. 5. Senate Journal.
(3) p. 31, 1/18/1897, "Chair laid before Senate a certified copy of the constitutional oath as administered to Senator Greer...excused from attendance on the Senate from beginning of the session until next Thursday"; "notice of qualification" in index. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Prominent Texas Attorney Is Dead: George C. Greer, General Counsel of Magnolia Company, Dies in Baltimore," 5/8/1920, p. 2. Death date 5/7/1920 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary, "Judge George Clapp Greer, Dallas, Dies in Baltimore," 5/8/1920, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, George C. Greer, Volume III, p. 1593. Born 1862 in San Augustine County. Moved to Beaumont in May 1896 and to Dallas in May 1914; served in state senate of the 25th and 26th Legislatures. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, George C. Greer, pp. 46-47. Born 4/24/1862 in San Augustine County. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources

  • George Clapp Greer (1862-1920), burial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Geo. C. Greer, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.C. Greer, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Colored Deaf, Dumb & Blind Asylum, Special Committee to Investigate Charges against  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
Mutilating and Marking bills, Special Committee to investigate  
Towns and City Corporations  
25th R.S. - 1897
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Lands  
State Asylums  

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