I.N. 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. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Discussion of contest for the seat of the member from Wharton, "Afternoon Session," The Galveston Daily News, 2/19/1879, p. 1, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "Mr. Freeman, whose name is Jacob Esan Freeman . . . J.N. Dennis received more votes than were cast for any one of the several Freemans voted for, and the certificate was issued to him." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. I.N. Dennis, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Isaac N. Dennis, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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