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G.W. Matthews George Washington Matthews
Full Name: George Washington Matthews
Date of birth: March 8, 1827
Date of death: March 28, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Garden Valley / Smith   Smith, Upshur
H 33 Feb 2, 1862 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1)     Garden Valley / Collin   Collin, Grayson

(1) George W. Matthews, in special election 12/6/1861, sworn 2/2/1862, succeeded James M. Head, reported to have died en route to Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Dr. George Washington Matthews, "High Profiles: Leaders Who Have Made a Difference, Past: Dr. George Matthews," The Lindale Times, 2/13/1992, p. 4, crediting Smith County Historical Society. "It was a golden time of reconstruction following the Civil War and Dr. Matthews was honored with being chosen as representative of his county and stood nobly with others in the heroic fight for Texas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Mexican War, served under General Albert Sidney Johnston. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
  • Other Resources
  • G.W. Matthews, birth date 3/8/1827, death date 3/28/1907, burial in Garden Valley Cemetery, Garden Valley, Smith County, with spouse Eliza Killough Matthews. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, G.W. Matthews, M.D., Volume III, May 1907-April 1908, p. 33. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. G.W. Matthews, 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Claims and Accounts  
    Federal Relations  
    Sanitary Legislation  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Confederate Relations  
    Enrolled Bills  

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