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Stephen Venters Stephen Augustus Venters
Full Name: Stephen Augustus Venters
Date of birth: June 27, 1822
Date of death: March 12, 1881

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
H 22 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Denton / Denton   Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • VENTERS, STEPHEN AUGUSTUS (1822-1881). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • S.A. Venters, portrait and biographical sketch, birth date 6/27/1822, death date 3/12/1881, p. 28; elected to Legislature in 1874, pp. 121-122. History and Reminiscences of Denton County, 1918.
  • Biography, Stephen Augustus Venters, pp. 265-266. Birth date 6/27/1833 in Pitt County, North Carolina. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870, Stephen A. Venters, Denton County, age 48 [born ca. 1822], dry goods merchant, born in North Carolina, spouse Mary L. Ancestry.com.
  • Judge Stephen A. Venters, birth date 6/27/1822, death date 3/12/1881, grave marker photo and interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton (Denton County). Find a Grave.
  • S.A. Venters, chief justice (county judge), August 1856, p. 64; postmaster at New Alton in 1851, pp. 66-67; and county judge, pp. 76 and 193. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Stephen Venters, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Stephen Venters, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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.
  • 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
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Code of Criminal Procedure, Select  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Contingent Expenses of 13th Legislature, Examine Accounts  
    State Affairs  
    State Cemetery  

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