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FERGUSON, ALANSON (1791–1851). Alanson Ferguson, chief justice and legislator, was born in 1791 and moved to Texas sometime before 1840, when he was chief justice of San Patricio County, a position that he resigned on September 1, 1841. He was elected to represent the county in the House of the Sixth Congress of the Republic of Texas, but he lost a contest on the election. Ferguson died at Corpus Christi on December 31, 1851.


Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"FERGUSON, ALANSON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.