sidebar menu icon


BLOW, GEORGE W., JR. (1813–1894). George W. Blow, Jr., early settler and Republic of Texas congressman, was born on May 5, 1813, in Sussex County, Virginia. He attended William and Mary College. He probably moved to Texas after the revolution and before June 1839, when he received a conditional headright certificate. In October 1839 he was prosecuting attorney of the Fourth Judicial District, the area from Bexar to San Patricio counties, and in July 1840 was commissioner for examining land records in Bexar County. From November 2, 1840, to February 5, 1841, he represented Bexar County in the House of the Fifth Congress of the republic. He was living in Norfolk, Virginia, on February 18, 1847, when he was appointed commissioner of deeds in Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia Secession Convention. During the Civil War he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Forty-first Virginia Infantry regiment (1861–62). After the war he served as a judge in Norfolk, where he died on May 2, 1894.

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

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, John L. Sims, "Blow, George W., Jr.," accessed October 21, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.