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Mordello Munson Mordello 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 14, 1875 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1)   Democrat Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda
H 35 Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)     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 (7)     Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(3) Home post office Brazoria; home county - Brazoria. House Journal.
(4) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. M.S. Munson sworn 8/7/1866, p. 4. House Journal.
(5) Home city listed as Columbia. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and description of the Mordello Stephen Munson papers. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
  • MUNSON, MORDELLO STEPHEN (1825-1903). Munson had a 1500-acre plantation named Ridgely in Bailey's Prairie, and he practiced law in Brazoria County. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Memorial, December 1950, p. 631. Son of Col. Modello S. Munson; birth date 9/26/1869; death date 10/14/1950. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in BAILEY'S PRAIRIE, TEXAS. The town grew up around Bailey's plantation and the league of land granted by the Mexican government to M. S. Munson. 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.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his father, MUNSON, HENRY WILLIAM (1793-1833). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Mordello Munson, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Photograph. Mordello Munson, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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.
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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  
    Judiciary  
    U.S. Senators, Election of  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Apportionment  
    Education (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvement  
    Judiciary  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Claims and Accounts  
    Education  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
    State Affairs  
    State Government, Number of and Necessity of Employees (Co-Chair) 
     

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