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Edward Randle Edward Thomas Randle
Full Name: Edward Thomas "Ed" Randle
Date of birth: February 4, 1841
Date of death: September 6, 1876

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Radical Republican Huntsville / Walker   Grimes, Madison, San Jacinto, Walker
S 15 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (6) (7) (8) (9)   Republican Huntsville / Walker   Grimes, Madison, Walker
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Republican. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(3) "Aspect of Affairs at Austin," Wed., 1/14/1874, p. 1, opening day of 14th Leg., R.S.: "The appearance of Senators Flanagan and Randle...These Senators would not have taken the oath and their seats in the 14th Leg. had there been any doubt as to the de facto stability of that body." "News' telegrams, from Austin: organization of both houses...": "After the Senate had been in session some three hours, Webster Flanagan and E.T. Randle came in and were sworn in." Galveston Daily News.
(4) Roster of members elect lists party as Radical, p. [a], 14th Legislature, Part 1. Senate Journal.
(5) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(6) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(7) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(8) 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal.
(9) 13th Legislature - Edward T. Randle listed as Republican, pp. 145, 150. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • E.T. Randle, Huntsville, Walker County, born in Georgia, farmer, age 32 (born circa 1841). Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • Census of 1870 - Edwd Randle, Huntsville, Walker County, age 39, born in Alabama circa 1831, farmer, spouse Julia, daughters Eunora, Jennie, Kate, Eliza, and Mary. FamilySearch.
  • Edward Thomas Randle, birth date 2/4/1841 in Georgia, death date 9/6/1876 in Austin, interment in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County. Find a Grave.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Death notice, Denison Daily News, 9/9/1876, p. 2, crediting the Grayson County Frontier Village. "Hon. E.T. Randle, member of the senate of the Twelfth [sic], Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Legislatures, died in Austin on the 6th inst., after a very short illness." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Edward Randle, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Edward Randle, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Edward Randle, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east 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
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    13th R.S. - 1873
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    Private Land Claims  
     

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