WHITMORE, George Washington (1824-1876)

WHITMORE, GEORGE WASHINGTON, a Representative from Texas; born in McMinn County, Tenn., on August 26, 1824; attended the public schools; moved to Texas in 1848; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Tyler, Smith County, Tex.; member of the State house of representatives in 1852, 1853, and 1858; district attorney for the ninth judicial district in 1866; appointed register in bankruptcy in 1867; upon the readmission of Texas to representation was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress and served from March 30, 1870, to March 3, 1871; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Tyler, Tex., October 14, 1876; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

  • Avillo, Philip J., Jr. "Phanton Radicals: Texas Republicans in Congress, 1870-1873." Southwestern Historical Quarterly 77 (April 1974): 431-44.