George B. Terrell

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George Butler Terrell
George B. Terrell (Texas Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded bySeat created
Succeeded bySeat inactive
Personal details
Born(1862-12-05)December 5, 1862
Alto, Texas, U.S.
DiedApril 18, 1947(1947-04-18) (aged 84)
Alto, Texas, U.S.
Resting placeOld Palestine Cemetery, Alto, Texas
Political partyDemocratic

George Butler Terrell (December 5, 1862 – April 18, 1947) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.


Terrell was born in Alto, Texas on December 5, 1862, the son of Sam Houston Terrell and Julia (Butler) Terrell.[1] He was the grandson of George Whitfield Terrell.[1] Terrell attended the public schools, Sam Houston Teachers' College in Huntsville, Texas, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Terrell became a teacher and taught school in Cherokee County, Texas from 1886 to 1903.[1]

In 1897 and 1902, Terrell served as a member of the state teachers' examining board.[1] In 1903, he was a member of the state textbook commission.[1] In 1903, Terrell began farming and stock raising near Alto.[1] A Democrat, he served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1893 to 1903 and again from 1907 to 1913 and 1917 to 1921.[1]

Terrell was elected the state Commissioner of Agriculture in 1920, and he served until 1931.[1] From 1931 to 1931 he served again in the state House of Representatives.[1]

In 1932, Terrell was elected to an at-large seat in the United States House of Representatives.[1] He served one term, March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1935.[1] He did not run for reelection in 1934.[1]

After leaving Congress, Terrell returned to his farm in Alto, where he resided in Alto until his death on April 18, 1947.[1] He was interred at Old Palestine Cemetery in Alto.[1]


In 1896, Terrell married Allie Minchum Turney (1877-1960).[1] They were the parents of six children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Miller, Thomas Lloyd (August 1, 1995). "Biography, George Butler Terrell (1862–1947)". TSHA Online. Austin, TX: Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved May 16, 2021.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Seat created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's at-large congressional seat

Succeeded by
Seat inactive