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Albert H. Latimer Albert Hamilton Latimer
Full Name: Albert Hamilton Latimer
Date of birth: May 25, 1808
Date of death: January 27, 1877

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     La Grange / Red River   Lamar, Red River

(1) La Grange, Red River County (alternate name: Madras). Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac).
(2) 2nd Senatorial District comprised of Red River and Lamar Counties. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 121. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • LATIMER, ALBERT HAMILTON (1800?-1877). "In 1834 the Latimers moved to a place northeast of the site of present Clarksville, where they and others founded the town of La Grange (later called Madras)." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • LATIMER, HENRY RUSSELL (1817-1887). Relatives: Henry Russell Latimer and Albert Hamilton Latimer - brothers. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch of the Latimer family, History of Clarksville and Old Red River. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Albert Hamilton Latimer, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1867-1869. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Biographical sketch. Interment in Clarksville Cemetery, Red River, TX. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Account of conditions in Clarksville during Reconstruction. Albert Latimer served as subassistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau under Inspector General William H. Sinclair, pp. 198-200, Overreached on All Sides: the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas Administrators, 1865-1868, 1991.
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News.
  • Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Albert Houston Latimer - interment at Clarksville Cemetery, Red River, TX. Birth date 5/25/1808; death date 1/27/1877. Signer of Texas Declaration of Independence. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Albert H. Latimer, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Apportionment, Special  
    Federal Relations  
    Governor's Message, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  

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