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Frederick Foscue Frederick Foscue
Full Name: Frederick Forney Foscue
Date of birth: September 11, 1819
Date of death: March 3, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Liberty / Liberty   Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty
H 1 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Grand Cane / Liberty   Chambers, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange
H 21 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Larissa / Cherokee   Cherokee
(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
Selected Newspaper articles
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
  • FOSCUE, FREDERICK FORNEY (1819-1906). Death date 3/9/1906. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 63, also served in Alabama Legislature; Chairman, Senate Committee on Education and education bills introduced, pp. 75-76. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, history of Pantego, Texas. Town of Pantego, TX.
  • Other Resources
  • Two interments for Col Frederick Forney Foscue, born 9/11/1819, both tombstones show death date 3/3/1906. Find a Grave. Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Frederick Foscue, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Photograph. Frederick Foscue, 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
    Education (Chair) 
    General Land Office, Select  
    Internal Improvements  
    Jefferson Davis, Petition to Release, Select  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Misrepresentation of Senator Stell in Houston Telegraph Relating to Deceased Soldiers  
    Public Lands  
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Confederate Relations  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Indian Difficulties on Frontier  
    Internal Improvement (Chair) 
    Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  

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