M.S. Munson

Mordello Stephen Munson

Full Name: Mordello Stephen Munson
Date of birth: April 25, 1825
Date of death: October 3, 1903

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 12, 1875 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2)   Democrat Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda
H 35 Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)     Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria, Galveston
H 52 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 52 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (8)     Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria

(1) 14th Legislature, 2nd C.S. - Col. M.S. Munson, member elect from the 12th Senatorial District, oath of office and added to committees, 1/12/1875, pp. 4, 8. House Journal.
(2) Mordello S. Munson, in special election 4/16/1874, sworn 1/14/1875, succeeded William L. Moody, resigned 3/14/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) BAILEY'S PRAIRIE, TX. "Bailey's Prairie is between Angleton and West Columbia (which was was founded as Columbia in 1826) in southwest Brazoria County . . . The town grew up around James Britton Bailey's plantation and the league of land granted by the Mexican government to M. S. Munson." Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Brazoria, Brazoria County. House Journal.
(6) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. M.S. Munson sworn 8/7/1866, p. 4. House Journal.
(7) Columbia, Brazoria County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his father, MUNSON, HENRY WILLIAM (1793-1833). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mordello Stephen and Sarah K. Munson and their eight children and seven stepchildren at Ridgley Plantation 1865 - 1903. Munsons of Texas — an American Saga, 2006.
  • Mordello Stephen and Sarah K. Munson early years at Bailey's Prairie — 1850-1862 Munsons of Texas — an American Saga, 2006.
  • Mordello Stephen and Sarah K. Munson — the Civil War years. Munsons of Texas — an American Saga, 2006.
  • Photo, Munsons of Texas — an American Saga, 2006.
  • Relatives: Mordello Stephen Munson - father; Milam Stephen Munson, Sr. - son; Milam Stephen Munson, Sr. - father; Milam Stephen Munson, Jr. - son; Mordello Stephen Munson - grandfather; Milam Stephen Munson, Jr. - grandson. Munsons of Texas — an American Saga, 2006.


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Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Floating Debt of the State  
11th R.S. - 1866
Direct Tax, Select  
Finance (Chair) 
Internal Improvement  
Jefferson Davis, Petition to Release, Select  
Judicial Districts, Select  
U.S. Senators, Election of  
8th R.S. - 1859
Education (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvement  
7th R.S. - 1857
Claims and Accounts  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
State Affairs  
State Government, Number of and Necessity of Employees (Co-Chair) 

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