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Alexander Watkins Terrell

diplomat

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.