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Francis Dougherty Francis Marion Dougherty
Full Name: Francis Marion Dougherty
Other surnames: Daugherty
Date of birth: February 13, 1826
Date of death: December 27, 1895

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke
H 50 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (3) (4)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke
H 6 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (5)     Unknown / Collin   Collin
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) Bio spells name Dougherty; roster spells name Daugherty. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(4) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • DOUGHERTY, FRANCIS M. (1826-?). Birth date 2/13/1826, "buried in Brownfield Cemetery [Terry County] sometime after the first burial occurred there in 1905." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Historical marker, F.M. Dougherty, Gainesville, Cooke County. Biographical sketch, Francis Marion Dougherty, birth date 2/13/1826, death date 12/27/1895. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Biography, Francis M. Dougherty, p. 265. Birth date 1/13/1829. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Francis Dougherty, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    State Printing Office at the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Penal Code, Select  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Claims and Accounts  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Indian Affairs  
    Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges, and Ferries  

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