George B. Terrell

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

Born in Alto, Texas, Terrell attended the public schools, Sam Houston Teachers' College in Huntsville, Texas, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He taught school in Cherokee County, Texas from 1886 to 1903. Terrell served as member of the State teachers' examining board in 1897 and 1902, and of the State textbook commission in 1903. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and raised stock near Alto, in 1903. Terrell served as member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1898 to 1902, again from 1906 to 1912, and twice more from 1916 to 1920 and from 1930 to 1932.

Terrell was elected Commissioner of Agriculture in 1920, and served by reelection until 1931.

Terrell was elected at-large as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935). He was decided not to run for reelection in 1934. Terrell returned to his farm and resided in Alto until his death on April 18, 1947. He was interred in the Old Palestine Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George B. Terrell (id: T000129)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
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from Texas's at-large congressional seat

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