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Oscar Branch Colquitt

governor

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.

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.

Politics

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

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