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E.G. Douglass Elbridge Geary Douglass
Full Name: Elbridge Geary Douglass
Date of birth: April 16, 1844
Date of death: December 19, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 23, 1889 20th (5) (6)   21st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) John W. Finley, seated 3/5/1889, succeeded Elbridge G. Douglass, resigned 1/23/1889. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Message from Governor L.S. Ross, notifying Senate of the acceptance of the resignation of Senator E.G. Douglass (appointed and confirmed Assistant Superintendent of the Penitentiary), 1/23/1889, pp. 104-105. Senate Journal.
(5) Elbridge Gearry Douglass, Sherman. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Elbridge Geary Douglass p. 74. Native of Missouri, age 42 (born circa 1845). Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company D, 1st Battalion Texas Sharp Shooters, Major Jas. Burnett, enlisted 8/1/1862 in Grayson County (Burnett's Battalion). E.G. Douglass, full name Elbridge Garey or Gary [sic] Douglass, death date 12/19/1907 in Coryell County, widow Mrs. E.G. Douglass, marriage date 2/20/1867 in Grayson County. Widow's application, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, "enlisted in Burnett's batallion of Confederate sharpshooters, organized in North Texas, and was under Captain Jim M. Hurt, later a member of the Texas criminal court of appeals. He served through the war between the States." The Houston Post, 12/22/1907, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Ebbridge G. Douglass, Sherman, Grayson County, age 36, born circa 1844 in Missouri, City Marshall, wife Mattie J.
    Census of 1900 - Elbridge Douglass, Justice Precinct No. 4, Fort Bend County, age 56, born April 1844 in Missouri, Sergeant, State Farm Convict Camp, married. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • Obituary/Mortuary, "E.G. Douglass: Death of the Superintendent of the State Reformatory," 12/21/1907, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituaries, "Captain E.G. Douglass Is Dead: Superintendent of Gatesville Reformatory Passes Away," The Houston Post, 12/21/1907, p. 3.
    "Burial of Captain Douglass: Has Been Prominent in Affairs of State," The Houston Post, 12/22/1907, p. 8.
    "Captain Eb B. Douglass, one of the best known citizens of Grayson county, died at Gatesville, where he was superintendent of the State Reformatory . . . He was also State Senator and superintendent of the Rusk penitentiary." The Sunday Gazetteer (Denison, Texas), 12/29/1907, p. 2, crediting Grayson County Frontier Village. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). December 21, 1907 December 22, 1907 December 29, 1907
  • Description of appointment by Governor Ross as Assistant Superintendent of Rusk Penitentiary in January 1889, comments on service as Assistant Superintendent, and reports on Rusk Penitentiary by E.G. Douglass, 1890 and 1892. Reports of the Superintendent and Financial Agent of the Texas State Penitentiaries, 1890.
  • Elbridge Geary Douglass, birth date 4/16/1844 in Missouri, death date 12/19/1907 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas, burial in City Cemetery, in "Obion Co TN Branches & Twigs" message board post by Gay Mathis. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. E.G. Douglass, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.G. Douglass, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Judicial Department  
    Military Affairs  
    Privilege and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Roads and Bridges  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    State Penitentiaries  

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