Full Name: S. W. Ford
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown
Terms of Service top
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||Counties in District
Feb 16, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874
Waco / McLennan
Falls, Limestone, McLennan
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
Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas
"Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145.
The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889
S.W. Ford, sworn 2/16/1870, succeeded Andrew J. Evans, sworn 2/10/1870, unseated in election contest.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
"In each house the radicals had a slight majority over both Democrats and conservative Republicans. . .These made short work of the [election] contests; the radical contestants were seated in nearly every instance. Several of those who lost their seats were leading Hamilton Republicans, as A.J. Evans in the senate and M.L. Armstrong in the house. . .fn3, One case that seems particularly flagrant was the unseating of Nelson Plato (Dem.) of the Brownsville district," p. 289.
Reconstruction in Texas
"In each house the radicals had a slight majority over both Democrats and conservative Republicans. . .These made short work of the [election] contests; the radical contestants were seated in nearly every instance." p. 289
Reconstruction in Texas
12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term.
12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Report of the Committee on Contested Elections concludes the election of A.J. Evans was procured through intimidation of black voter in Falls County and recommends that S.W. Ford be seated, 2/16/1870, p. 26-27.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Biographical sketch, p. 100, Radical Republican, mechanic.
The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
S.W. Ford, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
S.W. Ford, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
Committee Information top
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