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E.T. Broughton Edward Thomas Broughton, Jr.
Full Name: Edward Thomas "Tom" Broughton, Jr.
Date of birth: April 13, 1834
Date of death: February 11, 1874

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   12th (4) (5) (6) (7)   Unaffiliated Sherman / Grayson   Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(3) Fifteen members of the 13th Legislature were conservative Democrats. These fifteen were joined by E. Thomas Broughton and Captain Samuel Evans, "both returning conservative independents," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) Name listed E.T. in provisional session. Senate Journal.
(6) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(7) "Like Captain Samuel Evans of neighboring District Twenty-One, he [Broughton] was unwilling to ally himself with any of the political coteries. He ran for the Senate against both a Democrat and a Republican and was elected," p. 91. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait, biographical sketch, and letters of Edward Thomas Broughton to Mary Elizabeth Douglas Broughton (1861-1864). Battle of Raymond, 1998.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Edward Thomas Broughton, Sr. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Portraits, biography, poetry, and obituary of Edward Thomas Broughton, Jr.. Date of death 2/11/1874. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company C, 7th Texas Infantry, later Lieutenant Colonel. Biographical sketch, E. Thomas Broughton, p. 42. Born in 1834. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • Edward Thomas Broughton and the Johnson Guards historical marker, Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. E.T. Broughton, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.T. Broughton, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Nominations by the Governor  
    Public Lands  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Examine Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Nominations by the Governor  
    Public Lands  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Nominations by the Governor  
    Public Lands  
    Public School Lands  

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