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Edwin Pinckney Becton.  Photo courtesy of the Texas Medical Association. Edwin Pinckney Becton
Full Name: Edwin Pinckney Becton
Date of birth: June 27, 1834
Date of death: January 14, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 10 Feb 8, 1870 - May 31, 1871 12th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Tarrant / Hopkins   Hopkins, Hunt, Wood

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(2) William C. Jones, in special election 10/3/1871 - 10/5/1871, sworn 10/31/1871, succeeded Edwin P. Becton, granted leave of absence for remainder of session 4/24/1871, resigned thereafter. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 27th Legislature, R.S., 1/14/1901, p. 46. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 27th Legislature, R.S., 1/14/1901, p. 83. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Edwin P. Becton, M.D., pp. 68, 71. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Describes the Edwin Pinckney Becton papers, including speeches and correspondence. Biographical sketch lists death date of 1/14/1901. Confederate Military Manuscripts: Series C: Holdings of the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
  • BECTON, EDWIN PINCKNEY (1834-1901). Death date 1/14/1901. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, E.P. Becton, M.D., Superintendent State Institution for the Blind, pp. 22-23. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, E.P. Becton, p. 29. Death date 1/15/1901. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, enlisted in Company I, 19th Texas Infantry; later appointed assistant surgeon for 16th Texas Cavalry Regiment and surgeon for 22nd Texas Infantry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • "Dr. E.P. Becton," 1/16/1901, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Edwin Pinckney Becton, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Photograph. Edwin Pinckney Becton. Photo courtesy of the Texas Medical Association., Donated Material
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Comtproller's and Treasurer's Offices  
    Internal Improvements  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Internal Improvement  
    Visit Lunatic Asylum, Select  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Fourteenth and Fifteenth U.S. Constitutional Amendments, Passage of  

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