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Isaac Dennis Isaac N. Dennis
Full Name: Isaac N. Dennis
Date of birth: June 25, 1829
Date of death: March 25, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 66 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton
H 37 Jan 14, 1879 - Feb 19, 1879 16th (2) (3)   Democrat Wharton / Wharton   Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton
H 53 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Wharton / Wharton   Matagorda, Wharton
H 53 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Wharton / Wharton   Matagorda, Wharton
H 53 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Wharton / Wharton   Matagorda, Wharton
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Jacob E. Freeman, in election contest 2/19/1879, sworn the same day, unseated Isaac N. Dennis. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 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).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Biography, p. 264. Born in 1832. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • DENNIS, ISAAC N. (1829-1910). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Isaac Dennis,8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Photograph. Isaac Dennis,18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Election of W.H. Tucker of Anderson County (Chair) 
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
    State Asylums  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Code of Criminal Procedure, Select  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    State Affairs  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Internal Improvement  
    Rules, Select  
    Slaves and Slavery  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Post Office, To Contract for the Transmission of Paper, etc.  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Land Office  
    Land Titles West of Nueces River, Select  
    Private Land Claims No. 1  
    Surveying Public Lands, Select  

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