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R.N. Weisiger Reed Nelson Weisiger
Full Name: Reed Nelson Weisiger
Date of birth: May 2, 1838
Date of death: September 12, 1908

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Victoria / Victoria   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
(1) 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.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 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
Biographical Sketches
  • Reed Nelson Weisiger, death date 9/12/1908 in Victoria. Mentioned in biographical sketch of his son Robert Sidney Weisiger, Volume II, p. 584. Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs, 1910.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 225-226. Parents Joseph and Isabella Reed Weisiger. Married Miss Annie Callender 6/15/1875 in Victoria. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Other Resources
  • "Mr. Weisiger joins great majority; venerable gentleman passed away at his home near Victoria today; soldier and statesman; was frequently mentioned for Governor, but declined to offer for high office," Saturday afternoon, 9/12/1908, p. 1. Daily Advocate (Victoria, Texas).
  • Reed Nelson WEISIGER, born 5/2/1838 in Danville, Kentucky; died 9/12/1908 in Victoria. Father Dr. Joseph Weisiger, mother Isabella Reed. The Family History and Genealogy of Arden Gremmert and Eva Doherty, 2001.
  • Vignettes of Victoria County - WEISIGER, Reed N., born 1838, died 1909. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.N. Weisiger, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Lands  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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