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Franklin H. Merriman
Full Name: Franklin H. "Frank" Merriman
Date of birth: January 13, 1813
Date of death: March 17, 1871

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1)     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
S 18 Nov 5, 1851 - Aug 31, 1852 4th (2) (3) (4)     Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston
(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Mark Potter, sworn 1/12/1853, succeeded Franklin H. Merriman, resigned 8/31/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1851, p. 9. "Mr. Franklin H. Merriman, senator elect from District No. 18, composed of the counties of Galveston and Brazoria, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the constitution, and his seat." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Franklin H. Merriman, born 1813 in Connecticut; death date 3/17/1871 in Galveston, Texas; death notice, biographical sketch transcribed from Ecclesiastical and other sketches of Southington, Conn., by Timlow, Heman Rowlee, 1831-1892, published 1875 (Merriman's birth date 1/13/1813); interment in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch
  • MERRIMAN, FRANKLIN H. (1813-1871). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Frank H. Merriman, mentioned pp. 210, 214. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
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    11th R.S. - 1866
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Texas State Penitentiary  
    U.S. Senators, Election of  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Peters' Colony, Governor's Message, Select  
    Public Debt  
    State Affairs  

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