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John Durant
Full Name: John Wesley Durant
Date of birth: September 11, 1807
Date of death: June 19, 1889

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1)   9th (2) (3)     Centerville / Leon   Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Madison, Robertson
(1) 10th Legislature - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Senate Journal.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Bethel Durant family group sheets, Bastian and Moore Family Tree - John Wesley Durant. Relatives: John Wesley Durant - uncle; [William] Bethel Durant - nephew. Ancestry.com.
  • Obituary, 6/21/1889, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Confederate Relations (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Confederate Relations (Chair) 
    Governor's Veto Message (Co-Chair) 
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Military Board (Chair) 
     

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