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Martin Hart Martin Hart
Full Name: Martin D. Hart
Date of birth: 1821
Date of death: January 23, 1863

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 26, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Greenville / Hunt   Fannin, Hunt
H 9 Nov 5, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (5) (6)     Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Turner L. Greene succeeded Martin D. Hart, resigned 2/26/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/7/1859, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(4) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(5) Hart took the oath of office on 11/5/1857, p. 18. House Journal.
(6) Listed in "Representatives Elected: Opposition." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • HART, MARTIN D. (1821?-1863). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Martin D. and Hardin Hart mentioned in "Hangings in Hunt and Hopkins Countries, 1863," pp. 68-80. Includes portrait and account of the hanging of Martin Hart. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Mentioned in account of secession debates and vigilantism in the Sulphur Forks watershed counties of East Texas, pp. 35-41. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Relatives: Martin D. Hart and Hardin Hart - brothers, p. 59. Murder and Mayhem: the War of Reconstruction in Texas, 2003.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Martin Hart, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Education  
    Finance  
    Judiciary  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Public Lands  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiary, Location of a Branch, Select (Chair) 
    Ways and Means for the Protection of the Frontier, Select  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Delay in the Distribution of the Laws of the 6th R.S.  
    Finance  
    Indian Affairs  
     

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