REPUBLICAN PARTY OF
Alexander Asberry Although he failed to win election to the state House of Representatives in 1884, Robertson County voters elected him in 1888, the same year he served as a delegate to the national Republican convention. He was defeated in the election of 1890 but again served as a delegate to the Republican national convention in 1892.
1892 REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION
AUSTIN, March 8-10
The convention was a contest between the "black and tan" and the "lily-white" factions; the former were in large majority. A number of the latter held a caucus in which plans were discussed for independent action, but final decision was postponed until the meeting of the white Republican clubs at Dallas in April.
Officers: Chairman, J. B. Rector, of Travis; Secretary, D. C. Kolp, of Wichita.
Delegates to the National Convention: State at large: Lock McDaniel, J. B. Rector, A. J. Rosenthal, Wilbur E. Crawford, A. Asbury, Fred Chase, N. W. Cuney, C. M. Ferguson ; 1st and 2nd Congressional districts, blank; 3. Webster Flanagan and J. W. Butler; 4. J. J. Dickinson and J. J. Powell; 5. W. H. Love and J. W. Hearne; 6. J. M. McCormick and Dr. W. E. Davis; 7. and 8. blank; 9. Dr. J. W. Pope and L. L. Tarver; 10. J. C. DeGress and W. H. Terrell; 11. A. G. Malloy and C. W. Johnson.
Presidential Electors: State at large, George Jackson, Robt. B. Renfro, D. C. Kolp and L. L. Campbell.
Committee on Platform and Resolutions: J. R. Burnett, chair- man; Lock McDaniel, T. B. Burbage, J. P. Osterhout, W. K. Makemson, R. B. Renfro, Webster Flanagan, A. Asbury, Walter Burton, Melvin Wade, Dr. Arch Cochran, J. D. Wilson, J. W. Burke, Henry Terrell, J. S. Tibbitt, H. B. Hancock, Sam Wright, R. F. Campbell, Warren Rud, A. Richard.
Resolved, That we reaffirm our devotion to the principles of the National Republican party as enunciated by its National convention.
Resolved, That we heartily indorse the administration of President Harrison as honest, able, statesmanlike, and patriotic, and that as Texans we gratefully remember his recommendation and support of a deep water harbor on our Gulf coast, and of reciprocal trade relations with the States of Central and South America.
Resolved, That the delegates elected by this convention are hereby instructed to cast the vote of Texas for Benjamin Harrison for President.
1 The proceedings of this convention are taken from the Austin Statesman and San Antonio Express.
"Platforms of Political Parties in Texas Edited by ERNEST WILLIAM WINKLER"
Image: UTSA’s Institute of Texan Texan Cultures at San Antonio, 076-0065.