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P.F. Edwards Peyton Forbes Edwards
Full Name: Peyton Forbes Edwards
Date of birth: September 28, 1844
Date of death: April 1, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Apr 18, 1876 - Oct 18, 1879 15th (3)   16th (1) (2)   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Edwards resigned 10/18/1879. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • EDWARDS, PEYTON FORBES (1844-1918). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 7-8. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 239. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, 4th Texas Cavalry; later served in Company A, 17th Texas Cavalry, became brigade quartermaster. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Description of the Peyton Forbes Edwards Family papers, including speeches, legal papers, newspaper clippings, and correspondence during his service in the 17th Texas Cavalry in the Civil War. Confederate Military Manuscripts: Series C: Holdings of the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. P.F. Edwards, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Consider Report of the Joint Committee Appointed to Visit (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    District Judges (Chair) 
    Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
    Galveston News  
    General Land Office  
    Governor's Message, Election of County Officers in Harrison and Smith Counties  
    Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Revision of Code  
    Revision of Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Arrangements, Prepare for Reception of Portrait of General Tom Green on the 4th of July  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Department  

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