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Alexander J. Northington Alexander Jesse Northington
Full Name: Alexander Jesse "Alex" Northington
Date of birth: August 1, 1840
Date of death: February 22, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 76 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Democrat Lampasas / Lampasas   Burnet, Lampasas
H 67 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (2) (3)   Democrat Lampasas / Lampasas   Lampasas, Williamson

(1) 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).
(2) "Served as a democratic member of the Fifteenth Legislature," p. 162. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(3) "In politics he is a Democrat, but ran as an independent candidate. . .," p. 136. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, A.J. Northington, p. 162. Born 8/1/1840 in Lamar County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biography, Alex. J. Northington, pp. 135-136. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, 18th Texas Cavalry, "possibly buried" in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas County, Texas (1840-1905). Alexander J. Northington, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
    Private, Williamson County Company, 27th Brigade, Texas Militia, enlistment date 1/15/1861, commanding officer Captain John W. Mullins. Alex J. Northington, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • MORGAN’S TEXAS CAVALRY BATTALION. 18th Texas Cavalry, "Company A, under Edward H. Vontress, came from Williamson County." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Morgan's Battalion, Trans-Mississippi Department. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • A.J. Northington, death date 2/22/1905 in Lampasas, Lampasas County, age 95. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Alex. J. Northington, birth date 8/1/1840, death date 2/21/1905, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Includes reprints of obituaries in The Lampasas Leader. Find a Grave.
  • Text of historical marker at site of A.J. Northington House, 803 S. Live Oak, Lampasas. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Alexander J. Northington, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Indian Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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