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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 - Oath of office, 11/5/1851, p. 9. 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); burial 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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