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Richardson SCURRY

(1811-1862)

SCURRY, Richardson, a Representative from Texas; born in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., November 11, 1811; educated by private tutors; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1830 and commenced practice in Covington, Tipton County, Tenn.; moved to Texas and settled in Clarksville, where he continued the practice of law; delegate to the State convention at Washington, Tex., which issued the Texas declaration of independence; a pioneer in the formation of State government; took an active part in the Texan War; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); resumed the practice of law; died in Hempstead, Waller (formerly Austin) County, Tex., April 9, 1862; interment in Hempstead Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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