George Cassety PENDLETON, Congress, TX (1845-1913)
PENDLETON, George Cassety, a Representative from Texas; born near Viola, Warren County, Tenn., April 23, 1845; attended the country schools and the Hannah High School; moved with his parents to Ellis County, Tex., in 1857; settled in Belton, Tex., and engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War entered the Confederate service as a private in Captain Forrestâs Company, Watsonâs Regiment, Parsonâs Brigade, Texas Cavalry; at the close of the war attended Waxahachie Academy in Ellis County, Tex.; employed as a commercial traveler for twelve years; engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits; delegate to every Democratic State convention from 1876 to 1910; member of the State house of representatives 1882-1888 and served as speaker in 1886; Lieutenant Governor of Texas 1890-1892; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896; engaged in banking in Temple, Bell County, Tex.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and practiced in Temple until his death there on January 19, 1913; interment in City Cemetery.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present