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Edward Hord
Full Name: Edward Rowzee Hord
Date of birth: March 24, 1826
Date of death: June 23, 1869

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 32 Feb 11, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1)   9th (2) (3)     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal
S 29 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (4)     Rio Grande City / Starr   Kinney, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb
H 67 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Rio Grande City / Starr   Starr
H 52 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Rio Grande City / Starr   Cameron, Starr
(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) - predecessor Edwin Scarborough drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(3) Edward R. Hord, sworn 2/11/1863, succeeded Edwin B. Scarborough, murdered 10/7/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1855, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Colonel Edward Rowzee Hord, pp. 109-111. Born 3/24/1826, died 6/23/1869 in Brownsville. After Mexican War, settled in Starr County and became first Starr County Clerk and in 1851, represented Starr County in Legislature. Accepted position of Collector of Customs in 1864 for the port of Brownsville, "States-Rights Democrat and favored the cause of secession." Genealogy of the Hord Family, 1898.
  • HORD, EDWARD R. (ca. 1827-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Confederate Relations  
    Judiciary  
    Military Affairs  
    State Affairs  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Claims and Accounts  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Land Titles West of Nueces River, Select  
    Private Land Claims  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
    Land Titles, Investigation Report of Commissioners William H. Bourland and James B. Miller, Select  
    Military Affairs, Governor's Message  
     

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