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Oscar Branch Colquitt

Oscar Branch Colquitt, American governor. Member Texas Senate, 1895-1899; member state tax commission, 1899-1900; member United States Board of Mediation, May since 1929.

Background

  • Colquitt, Oscar Branch was born on December 16, 1861 in Camilla, Georgia, United States. Son of Thomas J. and Ann E. (Burkhalter) Colquitt.

  • Education

    • Education common schools.

    Career

    • Member Texas Senate, 1895-1899. State revenue agent, 8 months, 1898. Member state tax commission, 1899-1900.

      Railroad commissioner, 1903-1911. Governor of Texas 2 terms, 1911-1915. Engaged in oil business.

      Member United States Board of Mediation, May since 1929.

    Politics

    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of manitoba.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

    Membership

    Member Texas Senate, 1895-1899. Member state tax commission, 1899-1900. Member United States Board of Mediation, May since 1929.

    Connections

    • Married Alice Murrell, December 9, 1885. Children: Rawlins Murrell, Sidney Burkhalter, Oscar Branch, Mistress.
    • father: Thomas J. Colquitt
    • mother: Ann E. (Burkhalter) Colquitt
    • spouse: Alice Murrell
    • children: Rawlins Murrell Colquitt
    • Sidney Burkhalter Colquitt
    • Oscar Branch Colquitt
    • Mrs Colquitt
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    Born December 16, 1861
    Died March 8, 1940
    (aged 78)
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