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Alexander Watkins Terrell

Alexander Watkins Terrell, American diplomat. member Texas House of Representatives, 4 years, Senate, 10 years.

Background

  • Terrell, Alexander Watkins was born on November 3, 1827 in Patrick County, Virginia, United States. Son of Christopher Joseph and Susan (Kennerly) Terrell.

  • Education

    • Educated University of Missouri.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1849. Began practice at St. Joseph, Missouri. Removed to Texas; judge District Court, 1857-1862.

      Colonel of cavalry, C.S.A. Member Texas House of Representatives, 4 years, Senate, 10 years. United States minister to Turkey, 1893-1897.

      Portrait hung in Texas House of Representatives, 1903, in recognition of prominence as legislator. Home: Austin, Tex.

    Membership

    Member Texas House of Representatives, 4 years, Senate, 10 years.

    Connections

    • Married 3 times.
    • father: Christopher Joseph Terrell
    • mother: Susan (Kennerly) Terrell
    • spouse: 3 times.
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    Born November 3, 1827
    Died September 9, 1912
    (aged 84)
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