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Bust of O.B. Colquitt
Title: Bust of O.B. Colquitt
Description: Bust, plaster, white. Etched on the right side is: G. Reichmann, and on the bottom (front): O.B. Colquitt. Etched on the left side: From Singing Club "Vorwarts" of Brenham. Handwritten n the reverse: 306-9354, as well as on a sticker. There is also a handwritten label: Pease Room attached to the reverse with adhesive tape.
Description: Historical Note: Bust of former Texas Governor Oscar Branch Colquitt. Colquitt served as governor of Texas from January 17, 1911, to January 19, 1915. He was born on December 16, 1861, at Camilla, Georgia. With his family, he moved to Daingerfield, Texas in 1878. Colquitt owned and published several newspapers from 1884 to 1897. He served as state senator from 1895 to 1897 and authored delinquent tax laws. Colquitt acted as a paid lobbyist for several corporations during the sessions of 1899 and 1901. During this time he also practiced law, having been admitted to the bar in 1900. While serving as a railroad commissioner from 1903 to 1911, Colquitt lost a race for governor in 1906. In 1910 and 1912 he was elected and re-elected governor of Texas. Colquitt married Alice Fuller Murrell of Minden, Louisiana on December 9, 1885. They had four sons and one daughter. Colquitt died on March 8, 1940.
Description: Related Collection: Texas Governor O B. Colquitt records at the Texas State Archives.
Citation information: ATF0361, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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