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James Robert Hamilton
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1860
Franklin County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1933
Travis County
Texas, USA

James Robert Hamilton was born on February 24, 1860, in Franklin County, Tenn to John Hamilton and Susan Hessey. He moved to Williamson County, Texas, with his widowed mother, Mrs. S. A. Hamilton, in 1874 when she brought her three children there. He graduated from Southwestern University of Georgetown in 1883 and the University of Texas Law School in 1885.

He served for ten years as district attorney and 14 years as district judge of criminal court for Travis and Williamson counties. He also served as city recorder at Austin, county judge, and chair of the executive committee of the Democratic Party of Travis County. He was a candidate for Congress in the primary election of 1926.

He lived most of his life in Austin where he died on April 5, 1933.

To find more there are: The James Robert Hamilton Papers, 1828-1927, which is a collection of papers, correspondence, and other items of politician and lawyer James Robert Hamilton of Austin, Tex., principally relating to his political and legal career, especially his charges to grand juries to investigate the Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1922; bootleggers; and deserters of children. It includes two scrapbooks of clippings, 1881-1916 and 1921-1927, concerning his public life.
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  Susan A Hessey Hamilton (1836 - 1916)
  Fountain Ella Hamilton Bishop (1854 - 1930)*
  James Robert Hamilton (1860 - 1933)
*Calculated relationship
Note: N 30 16.635 W 097 43.544
Oakwood Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec 3, Lot 898
Created by: GCA
Record added: Dec 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81823676
James Robert Hamilton
Added by: Robert Sage
James Robert Hamilton
Added by: GCA
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