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Oscar Colquitt
Birth: Dec. 16, 1861
Death: Mar. 8, 1940

Texas Governor. Born in Camilla, Georgia, he learned the printing trade, moved to Daingerfield, Texas, founded the Pittsburg, Texas Gazette and published the Terrell, Texas Times-Star. He also founded the First National Bank of Terrell, was a member of the Texas Senate (1895-97), a Texas State Revenue Agent in 1898 and Texas Railroad Commissioner, (1903-11). In 1911, he was elected as a Democrat the 25th Governor of Texas, serving until 1915. His achievements during his two terms in office included completion of state prison system reform, increased appropriations for the state's educational institutions and labor protections. After Governorship, he became involved in the petroleum industry in Dallas and served on the U.S. Board of Mediation, from 1935, until his death at age 78 in Dallas, Texas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Alice Murrell Colquitt (1865 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Rosolino Murrell Colquitt (1887 - 1941)*
  Oscar Branch Colquitt (1890 - 1946)*
  Walter F. Colquitt (1896 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 4, Block 3, Lot 1051
GPS (lat/lon): 30.16699, -97.4353
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2000
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Oscar Colquitt
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Oscar Colquitt
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