Joseph Abbott (Texas politician) facts for kids
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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 6th district
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||Olin Wellborn|
|Succeeded by||Robert E. Burke|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives|
January 15, 1840|
Morgan County, Alabama, US
|Died||February 11, 1908
Hillsboro, Texas, US
|Occupation||lawyer, judge, politician|
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
||Confederate States of America Army|
|Unit||12th Regiment, Texas Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
During the American Civil War, he served as a first lieutenant in the Twelfth Regiment of the Texas Cavalry. The war over, he resumed his law studies, and being licensed in October, 1866, began his legal practice in Springfield, Limestone County, Texas. He later moved to Hillsboro, Texas where he continued his legal career.
He was a member of the Texas House of Representatives in 1870 and 1871. He was appointed a district judge in the Twenty-Eighth judicial district by Governor Oran M. Roberts. In 1880, he was elected for a full four-year term for that position. In 1886, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives, and served in that capacity through the end of Fifty-Fourth Congress in 1897. Upon leaving Congress, he resumed his legal career in Hillsboro, Texas, where he died on February 11, 1908.
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