US Congressman, Texas Governor. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate Army in the 5th Texas Cavalry regiment, rising to the rank of Major, and was wounded in action twice. He was elected as a Democrat to represent first Texas's 10th Congressional District, then the 9th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1885 to 1899. He then served as Governor of Texas from 1899 to 1903.
Confederate Military History Vol 15 pg 608. -- "The records show that Joseph D. Sayers, a graduate of the Bastrop Military Institute, Class of 1860. applied on July 30, 1861, for a commission as Adjutant of a Texas Regiment. He stated on August 12, 186...(Read more) -
cw-sawyers Added: Oct. 9, 2013