David B.  Culberson





DAVID B. CULBERSON, re-elected from the Fourth District, composed of the following counties, to-wit: Bowie, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Red River and Titus, was horn in Troup county, Georgia, September 29, 1830 ; was educated at Brown wood, LaGrange, Georgia ; studied law under Chief Justice Chilton, of Alabama; removed to Texas in 1856, and was elected a member of the Legislature of that State in 1859 ; entered the Confederate Army as a private, and was promoted to the rank of colonel of the Eighteenth Texas Infantry ; was assigned to duty, in 1864, as Adjutant-General, with the rank of colonel, of the State of Texas ; was elected to the State Legislature in 1864 ; was elected to the Forty- fourth, Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh and Forty- eighth Congresses, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress, as a Democrat, receiving 23,165 votes against no opposition. Re-elected from the Fourth District. Few men are more richly endowed by nature than the eloquent Congressman from the Fourth District in Texas. Education and a long and varied experience in public life,  Members of Congress from Texas. have added largely to the store of his knowledge, and qualified him to be a leader of the people. His reputation has grown with the years of his public life, and his thorough knowledge of the wants of the State inspire an implicit confidence in him. Successive re-election to the high and trusted office- he now holds is the people's testimonial of his worth. His congressional career has attracted public attention in and out of his own State, giving to him a national reputation as well as an approval by his constituents.




Personnel of the Texas State Government: With Sketches of 

by Lewis E. Daniell - 1887