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Hamilton Prioleau Bee Hamilton Prioleau Bee
Full Name: Hamilton Prioleau Bee
Date of birth: July 22, 1822
Date of death: October 3, 1897

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 66 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     Laredo / Webb   Webb
H 66 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Laredo / Webb Speaker   Webb
H 66 Dec 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (2)     Laredo / Webb   Webb
H 53 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Laredo / Webb   Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Webb
H 43 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (3)     Laredo / Webb   Cameron, Goliad, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb
(1) Democrat. 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).
(2) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Bee sworn on 12/7/1853, p. 203. House Journal.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch, General Hamilton P. Bee; mentions son Carlos Bee, pp. 72-73. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Gen. Hamilton Prioleau Bee, birth date 7/22/1822, death date 10/3/1897, biographical sketch, military grave marker, portrait, interment in Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio. Find a Grave.
  • BEE, CARLOS (1867-1932). Relatives: Hamilton P. Bee, father; Carlos Bee, son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 11th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Hamilton Prioleau Bee. Portrait and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Militia, Brigadier General, 1861. Confederate States Army, Brigadier General, appointed 3/4/1862. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 31-32. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Hamilton Prioleau Bee. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 3-4, 76-77, Plate No. 2. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," October 1965, pp. 163-173. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • BEE, HAMILTON PRIOLEAU (1822-1897). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Hamilton Prioleau Bee, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Committee Informationtop
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Contingent Expenses  
    Delay in the Distribution of the Laws of the 6th R.S.  
    Federal Relations  
    Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs (Co-Chair) 
    Rules, Select (Chair) 
    San Saba County, Memorials Regarding Indian Depredations  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Federal Relations  
    Public Debt  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
    Land Titles, Investigation Report of Commissioners William H. Bourland and James B. Miller, Select  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Apportionment, Special  
    Archives of Martin De Leon's Colony  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Land Scrips, Loan Bonds, and Other Obligations Issued by the Late Republic of Texas in Comptroller's Office  
    Military Affairs  
    Post Routes, Select  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Quieting Land Titles West of the Nueces River, Governor's Message (Co-Chair) 

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