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    1891 Texas Railroad Commission Typed Letter Signed by John H. Reagan One page typed letter, Austin, Texas, dated September 24, 1891 and signed by Reagan. Routine content. Reagan had a long and interesting career. Born in Tennessee, he moved to Texas in 1839 and joined General Rusk's regiment of Indian fighters. By 1842 he was elected Captain of the Militia and was Justice of the Peace in Nacogdoches County. In 1847, he was elected to the Texas House and then worked as an attorney. Elected to the U.S. Congress in 1857, he served until Texas seceded in 1861. He was appointed a delegate to the Convention in Montgomery that formed the Confederacy and then became Postmaster General of the Confederate States of America. He was the last remaining member of Jefferson Davis' cabinet with him when he was captured in May 1865. After some time in prison, he returned to Texas and resumed his political career. Reagan served in the 1876 Convention that framed the present Constitution of Texas. He was again elected to the U.S. Congress as a Representative and then Senator. Interested in the Railroad, he resigned his seat in the Senate in 1891 to accept an appointment to the newly established Texas Railroad Commission where he served for 11 years. This TLS is in fine condition with original mailing folds.

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