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L.B. Camp L.B. Camp
Full Name: Little Berry "L.B." Camp
Date of birth: May 4, 1806
Date of death: August 24, 1880

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Feb 9, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2)   Radical Republican St. Mary's of Aransas / Refugio   Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
H 70 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (3) (4)     Pleasanton / Atascosa   Bexar
H 56 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (5)     Gilead / Upshur   Harrison, Upshur

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/9/1870. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(3) Camp served as a delegate to the Secession Convention, but he, along with James Webb Throckmorton, was one of only eight delegates to vote against secession. Little Berry Camp remained a Unionist throughout the Civil War. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) [In late 1860 and early 1861] legislators Micajah Lewis Armstrong, John L. Haynes, and Robert H. Taylor mailed circulars to their constituencies defending their unpopular Unionist positions. They joined other Unionist legislators and convention delegates on February 6 in issuing an address entreating Texans to reject secession." "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 447. Journal of Southern History.
(5) Election of 1851 - Democratic candidates William T. Scott, Dr. Joseph Taylor, and L.D. Camp of Upshur County (possibly L.B. Camp), pp. 162, 164. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • CAMP, LITTLE BERRY [L.B.] (1806-1880). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Also served as Representative in Georgia Legislature. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. L.B. Camp, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Comptroller Misconduct  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Division of the State, Select  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Fourteenth and Fifteenth U.S. Constitutional Amendments, Passage of  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Joint Indian Affairs  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Debt  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    4th R.S. - 1851

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