C.L. Potter

Calhoun Landers Potter

Full Name: Calhoun Landers Potter
Date of birth: March 6, 1854
Date of death: April 29, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   26th (3)   27th (1) (2)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke Senate President Pro Tempore (27th)   Cooke, Grayson
S 18 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke, Grayson

(1) 27th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected in the absence of the President and President Pro Tem 9/25/1901, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 27th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 26th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) Calhoun S. Potter, Gainesville, Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(6) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • C.L. Potter, birth date 3/6/1854, death date 4/29/1905, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County. Includes obituary in The Bowie Blade, Montague County, 1/3/1902. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Calhoun Landers Potter, "Potter Is Dead . . . Was A Lawyer of Ability and Had Served One Term as State Senator," The Houston Post, 4/30/1905, p. 5.
    Obituary, "A Tribune to Senator Potter," "Funeral," The Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Texas), 4/30/1905, p. 3, crediting Cooke County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Gainesville Houston


  • Photograph. C.L. Potter, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.L. Potter, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.L. Potter, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing  
Rules (Chair) 
Stock and Stock-Raising  
26th R.S. - 1899
Educational Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
Stock and Stock Raising  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
Towns, Cities and Corporations (Chair) 

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