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Daniel-Houston family of Texas

Note: This is just one of 1,164 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  David Hubbard (1792-1874) — of Courtland, Lawrence County, Ala. Born near Bedford, Bedford County, Va., 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Alabama state senate, 1827-28; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1831, 1842-45, 1853; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1839-41, 1849-51 (2nd District 1839-41, 5th District 1849-51); defeated, 1840; candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama. Slaveowner. Died in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., January 20, 1874 (age about 81 years). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Churchyard, Rosedale, La.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Samuel Houston.
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Sam Houston Samuel Houston (1793-1863) — also known as Sam Houston — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; Huntsville, Walker County, Tex. Born near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., March 2, 1793. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1823-27 (at-large 1823-25, 7th District 1825-27); Governor of Tennessee, 1827-29; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Nacogdoches, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Augustine, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Refugio, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; President of the Texas Republic, 1836-38, 1841-44; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1838; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1846-59; Governor of Texas, 1859-61. Member, Freemasons. Slaveowner. Died of pneumonia, in Huntsville, Walker County, Tex., July 26, 1863 (age 70 years, 146 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Tex.; statue erected 1925 at Herman Park, Houston, Tex.
  Relatives: Father of Andrew Jackson Houston; second great-grandfather of Jean Houston Baldwin (who married Marion Price Daniel); third great-grandfather of Marion Price Daniel Jr.; cousin *** of David Hubbard.
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  Houston counties in Minn., Tenn. and Tex. are named for him.
  The city of Houston, Texas, is named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ships SS Sam Houston (built 1941, at Houston, Texas; torpedoed and sunk 1942 in the Atlantic Ocean) and SS Sam Houston II (built 1943 at the same shipyard; scrapped 1959) were named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Houston JusticeSam H. JonesSam Houston Clinton, Jr.Sam H. Melton, Jr.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Sam Houston: James L. Haley, Sam Houston — Marquis James, The Raven : A Biography of Sam Houston — Randolph B. Campbell, Sam Houston and the American Southwest — John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage — Jean Fritz, Make Way for Sam Houston (for young readers)
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Andrew Jackson Houston (1854-1941) — of La Porte, Harris County, Tex. Born in Independence, Washington County, Tex., June 21, 1854. Lawyer; candidate for Governor of Texas, 1892 (Republican), 1910 (Prohibition), 1912 (Prohibition); U.S. Senator from Texas, 1941; died in office 1941. Died in a hospital at Baltimore, Md., June 26, 1941 (age 87 years, 5 days). Originally entombed at Abbey Mausoleum (which no longer exists), Arlington, Va.; reinterment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
  Presumably named for: Andrew Jackson
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Houston and Margaret (Lea) Houston.
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Marion Price Daniel (1910-1988) — also known as Price Daniel — of Liberty, Liberty County, Tex. Born in Dayton, Liberty County, Tex., October 10, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1939-45; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1943-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940, 1948, 1964; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Texas state attorney general, 1947-53; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1953-57; Governor of Texas, 1957-63; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1971-; appointed 1971. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Woodmen; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Kappa Delta. Died, from a stroke, in Liberty, Liberty County, Tex., August 25, 1988 (age 77 years, 320 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Liberty County, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Price Daniel and Nannie (Partlow) Daniel; brother of William Partlow Daniel; married, June 28, 1940, to Jean Houston Baldwin (second great-granddaughter of Samuel Houston); father of Marion Price Daniel Jr..
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — NNDB dossier
  Books about Price Daniel: Dan Murph, Texas Giant: The Life of Price Daniel
  William Partlow Daniel (1915-2006) — also known as Bill Daniel; "Governor Bill" — Born in Dayton, Liberty County, Tex., November 20, 1915. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives 14th District, 1949-53; played the role of Colonel Neill in the 1960 film The Alamo; Governor of Guam, 1961-63. Died in Liberty, Liberty County, Tex., June 20, 2006 (age 90 years, 212 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Liberty, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Price Daniel and Nannie (Partlow) Daniel; brother of Marion Price Daniel (1910-1988); married 1939 to Vara Faye Martin; uncle of Marion Price Daniel Jr..
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Marion Price Daniel Jr. (1941-1981) — of Texas. Born June 8, 1941. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1969-78; Speaker of the Texas State House of Representatives, 1973; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1974; candidate for Texas state attorney general, 1978. Shot and killed by his estranged wife, Vickie, near Liberty, Liberty County, Tex., January 19, 1981 (age 39 years, 225 days). She was arrested and indicted for his murder, but found not guilty at trial. Interment a private or family graveyard, Liberty County, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Marion Price Daniel; married to Vickie Loretha Carroll; nephew of William Partlow Daniel; third great-grandson of Samuel Houston.
  Political family: Daniel-Houston family of Texas.
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