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Andrew Jackson Hamilton
Birth: Jan. 28, 1815
Madison
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1875
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

Texas Governor, US Congressman. Born in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in Talladega in 1841. Moving to Texas in 1846, he began practicing law in LaGrange, Fayette County. He was appointed acting state Attorney General in 1849, and in 1850 was elected to a term in the State House of Representatives. Hamilton was elected to the United States House of Representative as an Independent Democrat in 1858, representing the Western District of Texas. He did not seek re-election in 1860 and later moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. During the Civil War, he was commissioned a Brigadier General of Volunteers and in 1862 was appointed Military Governor of Texas, with headquarters at federally-occupied New Orleans and Brownsville. In June 1865 Hamilton was appointed by President Andrew Johnson as the 11th Governor of Texas, a provisional post in the early Reconstruction period; he served for 14 months. He was a Texas Supreme Court justice in 1866, a delegate to the Loyalist Convention in Philadelphia in 1866, and an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Texas in 1869. He died of tuberculosis in Austin. (bio by: H M G) 
 
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 Parents:
  James Calvin Hamilton (1783 - ____)
  Jane Bayles Hamilton (1785 - 1820)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jane Bowen Hamilton (1828 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Baby Hamilton (____ - 1860)*
  Mary Hamilton Mills (1845 - 1932)*
  Frank Hamilton (1846 - 1896)*
  John Hamilton (1848 - 1867)*
  Elizabeth Hamilton Woodburn (1850 - 1940)*
  Lillie Hamilton Maloney (1856 - 1934)*
  Kate Hamilton (1858 - 1862)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hezekiah Bayles Hamilton (1807 - 1869)*
  Karenhappuck Hamilton Coupland (1810 - 1848)*
  Julia Hamilton Smith (1813 - 1898)*
  Andrew Jackson Hamilton (1815 - 1875)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 16, 1999
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- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country and to the State of Texas. 2nd cousin 4X removed.
- Carolyn Lane Lewis
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013
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