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E.L. Dohoney Ebenezer Lafayette Dohoney
Full Name: Ebenezer Lafayette "Eben" Dohoney, Sr.
Other surnames: Dahoney
Date of birth: October 13, 1832
Date of death: March 29, 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2)   12th (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar
(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) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(3) E.L. Dohoney. House Journal.
(4) Ebenezer L. Dohoney. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962, 1962.
(5) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Request of R. Peterson to lay claims to the Senate seat occupied by E.L. Dohoney of the 11th Senatorial district tabled, 2/14/1870. Senate Journal.
(7) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 36th Legislature, 1st C.S., 5/5/1919, p. 34. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 127-128. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Biography, pp. 28-41. Birth date 10/12/1832. Constitutional Convention, a New Beginning: Two Constitutions, 1875 and 1974, 1974.
  • DOHONEY, EBENEZER LAFAYETTE (1832-1919). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company H, 9th Texas Cavalry. Ebenezer Lafayette Dohoney. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Portrait and discussion of anti-secession speeches included in account of vigilantism in the Sulphur Forks watershed counties of East Texas, pp. 35-41. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ebenezer Lafayette Dohoney, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. E.L. Dohoney, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.L. Dohoney, 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
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Engrossed Bills  
    Superintendent of Education  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Engrossed Bills  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Engrossed Bills  
    Loss of Evidence in Contested Election, Select (Chair) 
    Rules for Impeachment Proceeding, Select  

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