Edward Chambers

Full Name: Edward "Ed" Chambers
Other surnames: Chambert
Date of birth: August 14, 1815
Date of death: September 27, 1887

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 9, 1883 - Sep 17, 1883 18th (1) (2)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin
H 47 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin
H 21 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin, Dallas, Tarrant
H 32 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (3)     McKinney / Collin   Collin

(1) Robert D. Allison, in special election 12/4/1883, sworn 1/8/1884, succeeded Edward Chambers, resigned 9/17/1883. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Ed. Chambert, Collin County. House Journal. 15th R.S.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Ed. Chambers, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Death notice, Col. Ed. Chambers, The Democrat (McKinney, Texas), 9/29/1887, p. 3, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. E.D. Chambers, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ed. Chambers, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E. Chambers, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. E. Chambers, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ed. Chambers, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ed. Chambers, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  
15th R.S. - 1876
Constitutional Amendments  
Indian Affairs  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
13th R.S. - 1873
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Pension Law  
11th R.S. - 1866
Federal Relations  

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