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Samuel Braswell Samuel Braswell
Full Name: Samuel Newton Braswell
Date of birth: January 23, 1827
Date of death: June 11, 1908

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Mount Pleasant / Titus   Red River, Titus
(1) 11th Legislature - 8/6/1866 (First Day), pp. 2, 4, all 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials. "Upon calling the roll of Districts, the following Senators responded and presented their credentials." Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 63. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Samuel Newton Braswell, born 1/23/1827 in Newton County, Georgia, died 6/11/1908, Dallas, Dallas County. Grave marker photos and obituary, Judge Samuel Newton Braswell, "Pioneer Citizen of the State and City, Legal Author, and Confederate Veteran . . . elected State Senator from the 8th District in 1865, and served in the 11th Texas Legislature during the important post-war session 8/6/1866 to 11/13/1866." Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Samuel Braswell, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    General Land Office, Select  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Public Buildings  
     

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