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Constantine Kilgore Constantine Buckley Kilgore
Full Name: Constantine Buckley "Buck" Kilgore
Date of birth: February 20, 1835
Date of death: September 23, 1897

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 13, 1885 - Oct 23, 1885 19th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt Senate President Pro Tempore (19th)   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Van Zandt
(1) 19th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/31/1885, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) Constantine Kilgore resigned 10/23/1885. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "credentials of the new members were presented" and "had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • KILGORE, Constantine Buckley (1835-1897). Representative, TX, "elected to the State senate in 1884 for a term of four years...resigned from the State senate in 1886, having been elected to Congress." Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 22-27. Delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1875. Constitutional Convention, a New Beginning: Two Constitutions, 1875 and 1974, 1974.
  • KILGORE, CONSTANTINE BUCKLEY (1835-1897). "He resigned in 1886 to run for the fiftieth Congress...". Handbook of Texas Online.
  • KILGORE, TEXAS (Gregg County) named for Constantine Buckley Kilgore. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 131-133. "Having received the nomination for Congress, by the Democratic convention of September, 1886, he resigned his place in the State Senate, leaving two years of his term unexpired". Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, "Kilgore: The Town & The Name." Gregg County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company G, 10th Confederate Cavalry; Adjutant General of his brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 159-160. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Constantine Buckley Kilgore, birth date 2/20/1835, death date 9/20/1897. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 4-5, 158-159. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Constantine Buckley Kilgore, birth date 2/20/1835, death date 9/23/1897 on headstone, portrait, interment in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County. Find a Grave.
  • Article, "Early Politico Bucked House, Won by Nose," by Van Craddock, 7/26/2003. Longview News-Journal.
  • Biographical information. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Constantine Kilgore, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial Services for the Late J.C. Buchanan  
    Public Lands  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  

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