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S.W. Ford S.W. Ford
Full Name: S. W. Ford
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Feb 16, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 12th (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   13th (1) (2) (3)   Radical Republican Waco / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
(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) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(3) "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, 1999.
(4) "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, 1910.
(5) "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, 1910.
(6) 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. Senate Journal.
(7) 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, 2005.
(8) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 100, Radical Republican, mechanic. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. S.W. Ford, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.W. Ford, 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
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Penitentiary  
    Public Debt  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Land Office (Chair) 
    Penitentiary  
    Private Land Claims  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Land Office (Chair) 
    Penitentiary  
    Private Land Claims  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Land Office (Chair) 
    Loss of Evidence in Contested Election, Select  
    Penitentiary  
    Private Land Claims  
     

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