C.D. Grace

Charles Dougherty Grace

Full Name: Charles Dougherty Grace
Date of birth: August 31, 1840
Date of death: February 11, 1906

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (2)   16th (1)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Delta, Fannin, Lamar

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 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

  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis." Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, Charles Dougherty Grace. Bonham Public Library. Fannin County Folks & Facts, 1977, Bonham, Texas, p. 200, crediting Fannin County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Major Chas. D. Grace Dead: Famous Sharpshooter of the Confederacy and Prominent Citizen of Bonham Passes Over the River Very Unexpectedly," The Bonham News, 2/13/1906, p. 2, crediting Bonham Public Library.
    "Resolutions of Respect: Bonham Bar Association Remember the Late Chas. D. Grace," The Bonham News, 2/16/1906, p. 2, crediting Bonham Public Library. Mayor of Bonham and State Senator. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Obituary Resolutions of Respect
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 18-19. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, Charles Dougherty Grace, pp. 241-242. Born 8/31/1840 near Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia; "may be regarded as a 'hard shell' Democrat." Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Charles D. Grace, born circa 1841 in Georgia, age 65, death date 2/11/1906 in Bonham, Fannin County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Charles D. Grace (1840-1906), portraits, burial in Bailey Inglish Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County, with wife Leonora M. Grace. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News.


  • Photograph. C.D. Grace, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Constitutional Amendments  
District Judges  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
Galveston News (Chair) 
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Revision of Code  
Revision of Rules  
Room for Court of Appeals (Co-Chair) 
State Asylums  
15th R.S. - 1876
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Lunatic Asylum  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Claims and Accounts  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Department  

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