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H.E. Bruce Horatio Gates Bruce
Full Name: Horatio Gates Bruce
Date of birth: September 4, 1823
Date of death: January 11, 1882

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 55 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 11, 1882 17th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Caddo Grove / Johnson   Johnson
H 23 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Caddo Grove / Johnson   Callahan, Eastland, Erath, Haskell, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Young

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Owen Brown, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Horatio G. Bruce, died 1/11/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 17th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Memorial resolution and service for Hon. H.G. Bruce of Johnson County, 4/24/1882. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • BRUCE, HORATIO GATES (1824-1882). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Born 9/4/1824 in Kentucky, married Patsy Palmer 8/3/1848, "after the war was elected to the Texas Legislature where he served until he died in Austin on Jan. 11, 1882." Biographical sketch, "Horatio Gates Bruce Family," Johnson County Genealogical Society. Finders Keepers, Volume 2, Number 3, August 1985, pp. 100-102, by Geraldine Dickinson Smith, crediting Johnson County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Horatio Gates (or Gales) Bruce, Captain, Company F, 20th Texas Cavalry. Possibly H.G. Bruce, Captain, Company I (Beat No. 9), Johnson County Regiment, 20th Brigade, Texas Militia. FamilySearch United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. H.G. Bruce Horatio Gates (or Gales) Bruce
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company F, 20th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Horatio Gates Bruce, birth date 9/4/1823, death date 1/11/1882, burial in Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson County. Birth year 1823 on both grave markers. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Owen Brown "in 1881 was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Captain H.G. Bruce, as Representative in the State Legislature, serving in the called session of the Seventeenth Legislature," p. 673. Captain H.G. Bruce, 20th Texas Cavalry, mentioned throughout. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, Chicago, Illinois, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H.E. Bruce, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. H.G. Bruce, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County Governments and County Finances  
    State Affairs  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    State Affairs  

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