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John Adriance John Adriance
Full Name: John Adriance
Date of birth: November 10, 1818
Date of death: December 7, 1903

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Columbia / Brazoria   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda
(1) "Our Legislative Ticket. . .", Tuesday supplement, 11/12/1872, p. 1. "We feel confident now that the Hon. Thomas M. Joseph, the Hon. Alexander Rossy, and the Hon. John Adriance are elected to the Legislature by at least two hundred majority."
"Legislators Elected," 11/14/1872, p. 2. "Those marked with a star are Radicals, the others Liberals: Twelfth District - Thomas M. Joseph, Alexander Rossy, and John Adriance (no stars)." Galveston Daily News.
(2) "The Election for Representatives," Wednesday evening, 11/13/1872, p. 3. Shows election results for representative from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties, "as appears from the official returns": T.J. Joseph, 2,822 votes; Alex Rossy, 2,814 votes, J Adriance, 2,818. Galveston Tri-Weekly Civilian.
(3) Columbia was founded in 1826; Columbia served as the capital of the Republic of Texas from September to December 1836, before it was moved to Houston. The town was later renamed West Columbia. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Representative apportionment - Constitution of 1869, Article III, ยง 39. Representative District 12: 1 Senator, 3 Representatives. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • John Adriance quoted extensively on the history of the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Columbia in "An Historic Relic," 1/9/1898, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned, Kemp, L.W. "The Capitol (?) at Columbia," Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 3-9. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • ADRIANCE, JOHN (1818-1903). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Adriance, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. John Adriance, 13th 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.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Claims and Accounts  
    Communication from the Governor  
    Comptroller of Public Accounts and State Treasurer, Examine  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Payment of Treasury Warrants (Chair) 
     

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