Reed N. Weisiger

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Reed Nelson Weisiger (May 2, 1838 – September 12, 1908) was a Texas State Senator from District 26.[1] Reed Weisiger was often mentioned for Governor of Texas but he declined to run.[1][2]

Weisiger was Chairman of the Stock and Stock Raising Committee and was on eleven other Senate committees. He served in the Legislature from 1891-1893.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Weisiger was born in Danville, Kentucky, May 2, 1838, and attended school there. He completed his education at Centre College, taking a full classical course, and graduated in 1858. He then came to Texas and was a pioneer in Victoria County.[3]

Business, military, and fraternal order[edit]

Weisiger was a rancher and farmer and raised thoroughbred horses from the famous Alexander stables of Kentucky. He owned Incommode, which ran in the Kentucky Derby in 1887.[4]

Weisiger served as a cavalry officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. At the end of the war, he held the rank of captain.[5]

Weisiger was a member of the Masonic Lodge and held the degree of Master Mason.[3]

Family[edit]

Weisiger's father was Dr. Joseph Weisiger. His mother was Isabella Reed Weisiger. Weisiger's mother was a descendant of a Virginia family related to the Clays and Adamses.[5] Weisiger married Annie Belle Callender on June 24, 1874. Weisiger and his wife had eight children: Robert Sidney Weisiger, Roper C. Weisiger, Joseph Reed Weisiger, Isabella Weisiger Mackrell, Lucy R. Weisiger, Sarah Weisiger, William Hardeman Weisiger, and Grayson Carter Weisiger.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Legislative Reference Library | Legislators and Leaders | Member profile - R.N. Weisiger, retrieved May 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Daily Advocate (Victoria, Texas) Saturday afternoon, September 12, 1908, page 1, retrieved May 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Lewis E. Daniell, Personnel of the Texas state government: with sketches of representative men of Texas, Maverick Print House (1892) retrieved May 22, 2011.
  4. ^ University of Houston-Victoria, retrieved May 14, 2011.
  5. ^ a b The Victoria Advocate, Historical Edition, May, 1968, retrieved May 15, 2011.
  6. ^ The Family History and Genealogy of Arden Gremmert and Eva Doherty - Reed Nelson Weisiger, retrieved May 19, 2011.