NEAL, GEORGE D.
NEAL, GEORGE D. (1853–1916). George D. Neal, lieutenant governor of Texas, son of Dr. Thomas W. and Elizabeth C. (Haskins) Neal, was born at Amelia Court House, Virginia, on October 7, 1853. In 1866 he moved with his family to Texas, where his father established a medical practice at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Neal was educated in the common schools of the state and at Baylor University and studied for a year at the University of Texas. He served briefly as deputy county clerk in Austin County, read law, and gained admission to the bar in Bellville in 1878. He married Fannie C. Brooks on October 7, 1880; they had two children. Neal moved to Navasota in 1881, served as county judge of Grimes County from 1884 to 1886, was city attorney in Navasota from 1888 to 1896, and in 1896 was elected to the Texas Senate to fill the unexpired term of W. P. McComb. He was reelected the next year and from 1897 to 1902 represented the Fifteenth Senatorial District in the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh legislatures. In the last he was president pro tem. Neal was lieutenant governor of Texas from 1903 to 1907. He returned to Navasota in 1907 and practiced law there until his death on July 13, 1916. He was buried at Navasota.
Norman Kittrell, Governors Who Have Been and Other Public Men of Texas (Houston: Dealy-Adey-Elgin, 1921). Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846–1982 (Austin: Texas Legislative Council, 1982). C. W. Raines, Year Book for Texas (2 vols., Austin: Gammel-Statesman, 1902, 1903).
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: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
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, "Neal, George D.," accessed May 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fne01.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on November 26, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles