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ATCHISON, DANIEL D.
ATCHISON, DANIEL D. (1820–1867). Daniel D. Atchison, lawyer, son of John and Elizabeth Atchison, was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, on April 7, 1820. He attended Centre College, graduated from Harvard Law School in 1844, and opened a law office at Louisville, Kentucky. In May 1846 he settled in Galveston, Texas, where he was in law firms with William Alexander and George W. Brown.qqv On January 20, 1847, Atchison married Frances Alexander, who died in July 1847. In 1863 he married Lucy Holt of Augusta, Georgia. He was prominent in Presbyterian church work, contributed to Atchison Free School at Navasota, and took a part in the establishment of Austin College. For twelve years he was clerk of the Texas Supreme Court. As an admirer of Sam Houston, he supported the governor during the controversy over secession. Atchison died on October 21, 1867.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of the Cities of Houston and Galveston (Chicago: Lewis, 1895). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).
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