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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, Hon. George W. Matthews, pp. 350-351. The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • 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).
  • Obituary, G.W. Matthews, M.D., Volume III, May 1907-April 1908, p. 33. Death date 3/28/1907. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.

Military Service Notes

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.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Claims and Accounts  
Federal Relations  
Sanitary Legislation  
9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations  
Enrolled Bills  

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