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Finis E. Piner Finis E. Piner
Full Name: Finis E. Piner
Date of birth: December 3, 1837
Date of death: December 13, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Collin, Denton

(1) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 674. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, F.E. Piner, pp. 118-119. Moved to Denton 1866, teacher in Masonic Building in 1867-1868, then turned to practice of law. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 22-23. Birth date 12/4/1838. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Funeral notice, 12/15/1900, p. 6. Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary, "Judge F.E. Piner Dead," 12/14/1900, p. 7. "Denton, Tex., Dec. 13...died at the family home...shortly after 12 o'clock today." Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary index before 1909 lists birth date as 12/4/1837 and death date as 12/13/1900. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Finis E. Piner, birth date 12/3/1837, death date 12/13/1900, burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Finis E. Piner, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Debt  
    State Penitentiaries  

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