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L.S. Lawhon L.S. Lawhon
Full Name: Leonias Socrates Lawhon
Other surnames: Lawhorn
Date of birth: July 16, 1835
Date of death: August 10, 1902

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2)   Democrat Floresville / Wilson   Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, Victoria, Wilson
S 22 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Floresville / Wilson   Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Frio, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, Victoria, Wilson
H 24 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Helena / Karnes   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
(1) "Floresville notes," 8/7/1896. Ed Linn is "candidate for the state senate to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Hon. L.S. Lawhon." Galveston Daily News.
(2) 24th Legislature - 1/8/1895, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators' elect . . . President then administered the oath of office to the above Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 14th Legislature (1874) typescript, p. 3. 24th District - L.S. Lawhorn. House Journal.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - L.L. Lawhon. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • LAWHON, LEONIDAS SOCRATES, "in 1873 won election as representative for District 24 to the 14th Texas Legislature." "One of the sons, Luther, may have been the L.L. Lawhorn [sic]who was senator for District 22 in the 23rd Texas Legislature." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • "Kleberg's opponent: L.A. Lawhon the Populist Nominee for Congressional Honors," 3/26/1896; "Candidates for Congress," 3/30/1896. Father was the "Hon. L.S. Lawhon, state senator from this district." Galveston Daily News.
  • Leonidas S. Lawhon. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • "State Senator Lawhon tenders his resignation to make way for his son, who is a populist," 5/16/1896. San Antonio Daily Light.
  • "Pioneer Texan and prominent member of old trail drivers dies suddenly; Luther A. Lawhon...," 1/7/1922. "His father also was prominent in State politics, being a State Senator from the Floresville district for many years." San Antonio Evening News.
  • "In memoriam: noted Texas stockmen," 10/23/1938, p. 12. The late Luther A. Lawhon...born in 1861, died 1922" (son of L.S. Lawhon). San Antonio Light.
  • 14th Legislature (1874) - Leonidas S. Lawhon, home county Karnes. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - L.L. Lawhon, postoffice Floresville, nativity Georgia, lawyer, member of previous Legislatures: 14th, Democrat, age 59 in 1893. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. L.S. Lawhon, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.S. Lawhon, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.S. Lawhon, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands  
    Stock and Stockraising (Chair) 
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Mexican Border Troubles  
    Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
    Removal of Judge J.J. Thornton, 24th Judicial District  
    Removal of Judge Martin Wheeler, 5th Judicial District  
    Removal of Judge S.B. Newcomb, 25th Judicial District  

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