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Elbridge Douglass Elbridge Geary Douglass
Full Name: Elbridge Geary Douglass
Date of birth: April 16, 1844
Date of death: December 19, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 23, 1889 20th (5) (6)   21st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson

(1) Message from Governor L.S. Ross, notifying Senate of the acceptance of the resignation of Senator E.G. Douglass (appointed and confirmed Assistant Superintendent of the Penitentiary), 1/23/1889, pp. 104-105. Senate Journal.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) John W. Finley, seated 3/5/1889, succeeded Elbridge G. Douglass, resigned 1/23/1889. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Elbridge Gearry Douglass, Sherman. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Elbridge Geary Douglass p. 74. Native of Missouri, age 42 (born circa 1845). Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Elbridge Geary Douglass in "Obion Co TN Branches & Twigs" message board post by Gay Mathis, includes Senate biography from Personnel of State Government, 1887, and notes identify him as State Senator from Cook and Grayson Co, Superintendant of the TX State Prison at Rusk, Manager of the State Penal Farm at Harlem, and the Gatesville Reformatory. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary/Mortuary, "E.G. Douglass: Death of the Superintendent of the State Reformatory," 12/21/1907, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
  • Description of appointment by Governor Ross as Assistant Superintendent of Rusk Penitentiary in January 1889, comments on service as Assistant Superintendent, and reports on Rusk Penitentiary by E.G. Douglass, 1890 and 1892. Reports of the Superintendent and Financial Agent of the Texas State Penitentiaries, 1890.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Elbridge Douglass, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Elbridge Douglass, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Judicial Department  
    Military Affairs  
    Privilege and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Roads and Bridges  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    State Penitentiaries  

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