Houston, Temple Lea, 1860-1905

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Born to Governor Sam and Margaret Lea Houston in Austin, Texas, Temple Lea Houston (1860-1905) embarked on his first cattle drive at the age of thirteen. After working as a night clerk on a riverboat, he became a page for Senator James Winwright Flanagan in the U. S. Senate. In 1877, Houston enrolled in the Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Texas A & M University), later graduating from Baylor University with a degree in law and philosophy. In 1881, Houston established a law practice in Brazoria and was appointed district attorney of the 35th judicial district a year later. Around 1883, Houston married Laura Cross, with whom he had seven children. Following his tenure as a legislator representing the 56th district from 1884 through 1887, he returned to his career as an attorney, working most notably on the Santa Fe railroad. Houston settled briefly in Canadian before moving to Woodward in the Oklahoma Territory, where he helped found the community’s first Catholic church in 1893.

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Anderson, H. Allen. Houston, Temple Lea. Handbook of Texas Online . Accessed June 15, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho75 .

From the guide to the Houston, Temple Lea, Papers, 1880, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Born to Governor Sam and Margaret Lea Houston in Austin, Texas, Temple Lea Houston (1860-1905) embarked on his first cattle drive at the age of thirteen.

After working as a night clerk on a riverboat, he became a page for Senator James Winwright Flanagan in the U. S. Senate. In 1877, Houston enrolled in the Agricultural and Mechanical College (later Texas A & M University), later graduating from Baylor University with a degree in law and philosophy. In 1881, Houston established a law practice in Brazoria and was appointed district attorney of the 35th judicial district a year later. Around 1883, Houston married Laura Cross, with whom he had seven children. Following his tenure as a legislator representing the 56th district from 1884 through 1887, he returned to his career as an attorney, working most notably on the Santa Fe railroad. Houston settled briefly in Canadian before moving to Woodward in the Oklahoma Territory, where he helped found the community's first Catholic church in 1893.

From the description of Houston, Temple Lea, Papers, 1880 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 752210795

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creatorOf Houston, Temple Lea, Papers, 1880 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Ed Kilman collection MC120., 1861-1970, (Bulk: 1861-1910) Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Sam Houston Hearne Collection 21794369., 1820-1929 Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Jenkins, R. C., d. 1957,. "Rock" C. Jenkins photograph collection, 1886-1955. Museum of the Great Plains
referencedIn Biography -- Houston, Temple Lea. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn McCarty, John L. (John Lawton), 1901-1974. Papers, 1884-1959. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Houston, Samuel, Jr. Houston, Samuel, Jr. Papers, 1862, 1886 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Weaver, Claude, 1866-1954. Papers, 1861-1953, bulk 1885-1937. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Williams-Houston papers MC143., 1852-1956, (Bulk: 1880, 1900) Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Houston, Samuel, Jr. Papers 99-221., 1862, 1886 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
creatorOf Houston, Temple Lea, 1860-1905. Houston, Temple Lea, Papers, 1880 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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referencedIn Records, 1937-1941. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
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correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Hearne, Sam Houston person
associatedWith Houston family family
associatedWith Houston, Samuel, Jr. person
associatedWith Houston, Samuel, Jr. person
associatedWith Jenkins, R. C., d. 1957, person
associatedWith Kilman, Edward W., b. 1896 person
associatedWith McCarty, John L. (John Lawton), 1901-1974. person
associatedWith Thrall, Homer S., 1819-1894 person
associatedWith Weaver, Claude, 1866-1954. person
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Speeches, addresses, etc--San Jacinto, Battle of, Tex., 1836
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Birth 1860-08-12

Death 1905-08-15

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