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George Butler TERRELL

(1862-1947)

TERRELL, George Butler, a Representative from Texas; born in Alto, Cherokee County, Tex., December 5, 1862; attended the public schools, Sam Houston Teachers’ College, Huntsville, Tex., and Baylor University, Waco, Tex.; taught school in Cherokee County, Tex., 1886-1903; member of the State teachers’ examining board in 1897 and 1902, and of the State textbook commission in 1903; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in stock raising near Alto, Tex., in 1903; member of the State house of representatives 1898-1902, 1906-1912, 1916-1920, 1930-1932; elected commissioner of agriculture of Texas in 1920, serving by reelection until 1931; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed agricultural pursuits and resided at Alto, Tex., until his death there on April 18, 1947; interment in the Old Palestine Cemetery, near Alto, Tex.

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

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