Richardson A. Scurry

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Richardson A. Scurry (November 11, 1811, Gallatin, Tennessee–April 9, 1862, Hempstead, Texas) was a Texas politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives. He was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, fighting at the Battle of San Jacinto, and later, a lawyer, a judge and an Associate Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

He died of complications from having his foot amputated, which was made necessary after he shot himself in the foot during a hunting trip in August 1854.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nicholas Henry Darnell
Speaker of the Republic of Texas House of Representatives
1844
Succeeded by
John M. Lewis
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David S. Kaufman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 1st congressional district

1851–1853
Succeeded by
George W. Smyth