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Asa Hoxie WILLIE

(1829-1899)

WILLIE, Asa Hoxie, a Representative from Texas; born in Washington, Wilkes County, Ga., October 11, 1829; attended private schools and pursued an academic course; moved to Washington County, Tex., in 1846 and settled in Brenham; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Brenham; district attorney of the third judicial district of Texas 1852-1854; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army under General Gregg with the rank of major; moved to Galveston, Tex., in 1866; elected associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court the same year but was removed in 1867 by the military commander; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law in Galveston; elected chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court in November 1882 and served until his resignation March 3, 1888; resumed the practice of law; died in Galveston, Tex., March 16, 1899; interment in Episcopal Cemetery.

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

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