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Decimus Barziza Decimus et Ultimus Barziza
Full Name: Decimus et Ultimus Barziza
Date of birth: September 4, 1838
Date of death: January 30, 1882

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 2, 1876 15th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 14 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris, Montgomery
(1) "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Barziza's resignation debate discussed in detail. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Resignation letter to Governor, 8/2/1876, p. 742, describing reasons: "On account of my health, and believing that the first and regular session of the Fifteenth Legislature was lawfully adjourned at 12 o'clock on Monday, the 31st day of July, and believing that the Speaker of the House should have so held and declared . . . " House Journal.
(3) Barziza resigned 8/2/1876. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BARZIZA, DECIMUS ET ULTIMUS (1838-1882). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography, pp. 96-98. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Decimus et Ultimus Barziza's personal narrative of Civil War experience in LRL collection, 328.764 B289B 1964. The Adventures of a Prisoner of War, 1863-1864, 1964.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company C, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Decimus et Ultimus Barziza. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Decimus Barziza, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Decimus Barziza, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Printing  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Asylums  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Comptroller and Treasurer  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Election Contest, Petition of S.Y. Smith of Walker County, James V. Lea  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Texas Central Railroad  
     

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