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M.H. Gossett Marshall Hiram Gossett
Full Name: Marshall Hiram Gossett
Date of birth: February 3, 1859
Date of death: May 13, 1934

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman
H 47 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary and photo, "M.H. Gossett, 75, Former Land Bank President, Passes: Funeral to Be Held Tuesday for Ex-Legislator and Author of Laws," 5/14/1934, section II, pp. 1, 8. Born 2/3/1859 in Cherokee County, "In 1891 and 1893 he was elected to the Legislature from Kaufman County . . . author of the famous Alien Land Law now on the Statute books of Texas, and was coauthor and floor leader in the House when the stock and bond law was passed."
    "Gossett Funeral Will Be Tuesday," 5/15/1934, p. 1; "M.H. Gossett," 5/16/1934, p. 6. Dallas Morning News.
  • Other Resources
  • Marshall H. Gossett, Dallas, 1907-1917, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - Marshal Ham Gossett, Kaufman, Kaufman County, age 42, born April 1858 in Texas, lawyer, wife Willie M., son Garry M., daughters Katherine, Nancy L., and Sallie.
    Census of 1910 - Matt Gossett, Dallas County, age 53, born circa 1857 in Texas, lawyer, wife Willie M., son Garry, daughters Catherine, Nancy Lee, and Sarah. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • Judge M. Hiram Gossett, birth date 2/3/1859 in Cherokee County, Indiana; death date 5/13/1934 in Highland Park, Dallas County, Texas; retired, Pres. Federal Farm Loan Bank, Houston, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • M.H. Gossett, birth date 2/3/1859, death date 5/13/1934, burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - M.H. Gossett, postoffice Kaufman, nativity Texas, age 33 (born circa 1860), lawyer, 33 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 22nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. M.H. Gossett, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. M.H. Gossett, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Impeachment of Land Commissioner  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Department, Examine  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
     

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