James Reily

Full Name: James Reily
Date of birth: July 3, 1811
Date of death: April 14, 1864

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1)     Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) On May 6, 1852, he served as chairman of the state Whig party convention but soon thereafter broke with the party because its presidential nominee, Winfield Scott, opposed slavery. Reily was elected to the House of the Fifth Texas Legislature, 1853-54, as a Democrat. Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, James Reily, age 42, native state Ohio, emigrated from Mississippi in 1837, lawyer, postoffice Houston, Harris County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Captain, Milam Guards. Mexican War, commander of a Texas regiment. Confederate States Army, Colonel, 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers. Handbook of Texas Online.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Waco to Dallas Mail Transmission, Select  

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