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FERGUSON, ALANSON

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.

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

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