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Nathan Shelley Nathan George Shelley
Full Name: Nathan George Shelley
Date of birth: February 20, 1825
Date of death: January 5, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Bell, Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson
S 26 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (4) (5) (6)     Austin / Travis   Bastrop, Hays, Travis
S 26 Nov 4, 1861 - Apr 1, 1862 9th (7) (8) (9) (10)     Austin / Travis   Bastrop, Hays, Travis
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal.
(3) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) 11th Legislature - 8/6/1866 (First Day), pp. 2, 4, all 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials. "Upon calling the roll of Districts, the following Senators responded and presented their credentials." Senate Journal.
(5) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(6) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(7) A.W. Moore, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Nathan G. Shelley, resigned 4/1/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Nathan G. Shelley, in special election 3/25/1861, sworn in 9th Legislature, succeeded to the unexpired term of Eggleston D. Townes, resigned 3/13/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(10) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 440-443. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • SHELLEY, NATHAN GEORGE (1825-1898). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Company E, 1st Alabama Infantry, Mexican War. Confederate Army of Tennessee. Texas State Troops, Brigadier General. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 26. Nathan George Shelley. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 58-59, 155, Plate No. 64. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Nathan Shelley, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Nathan Shelley, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Photograph. Nathan Shelley, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Nathan Shelley, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Impeachment of John G. Scott, Judge of the Tenth Judicial District, Select  
    Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st First Judicial District, Select (Chair) 
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Judge T.C. Barden, 16th Judicial Court  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings (Chair) 
    Rules, Select  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Burning of Brenham, Governor's Message and Accompanying Documents, Select  
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Freedmen  
    Judiciary  
    Land Office  
    Lunatic Asylum, Select  
    Manufacturing and Commerce  
    Public Buildings (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    U.S. Senators, Election of  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Confederate Relations  
    Finance  
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
     

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