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Edwin E. Hobby Edwin E. Hobby
Full Name: Edwin E. Hobby
Date of birth: 1844
Date of death: November 1, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Apr 18, 1876 - Jul 10, 1879 16th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   15th (6)   16th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Woodville / Tyler Senate President Pro Tempore (16th)   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Tyler
S 1 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Woodville / Tyler   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler
(1) 16th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/24/1879, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Hobby resigned 7/10/1879. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Home address, Livingston; home county, Polk. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 14th Legislature - Biographical sketch, Edwin E. Hobby "of Woodville, Tyler County," p. 190. "Following the war, Edwin divided his residence between Polk and Tyler counties." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(6) 15th Legislature - 4/18/1876, p. 1. All Senators listed in roll call as "Senators elect [who] answered to their names, presented their credentials, and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution"; in Drawing of Senatorial Terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(7) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(8) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," Senate Journal.
(9) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • HOBBY, EDWIN E. (1844-1899). "From 1879 to 1888 Hobby served as judge of the Thirty-first Judicial District...During this time the judge lived in Woodville, Moscow, and Livingston." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • 37th Lieutenant Governor: Bill Hobby. Photo and biographical sketch. Relatives: Edwin E. Hobby - father; William Pettus Hobby, Sr. (Lieutenant Governor 1915-1917, Governor 1917-1921) - son. William Pettus Hobby, Sr. - father; William Pettus "Bill" Hobby, Jr. - son (Lieutenant Governor 1973-1990). Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biography, pp. 5-6. Settled in Woodville, Tyler County in March, 1868; "resides in the town of Woodville, Tyler County." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, p. 239. Edwin Hobby, of Polk County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, 8th Texas Infantry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in EIGHTH TEXAS INFANTRY, Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 8th Texas Infantry. Hobby's Regiment Texas Infantry. Biographical sketches, portrait of Alfred M. Hobby. Relatives: Alfred Marmaduke Hobby - brother; Edwin E. Hobby - brother. Texas Confederate Journals.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Do Not Go Gentle: Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas," 9/10/1998. Houston Press.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Edwin E. Hobby, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Edwin E. Hobby, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Edwin E. Hobby, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing  
    Revision of Code (Chair) 
    Revision of Rules (Chair) 
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Revision of Senate Rules of Order and Joint Committee on Rules of Joint Session  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings (Chair) 
    Removal of Judge Martin Wheeler, 5th Judicial District  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Sam Houston Monument (Co-Chair) 

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