Edwin B. Scarborough

Full Name: Edwin B. Scarborough
Date of birth: 1822
Date of death: October 7, 1862

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 32 Nov 4, 1861 - Oct 7, 1862 9th (1) (2) (3)     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal
S 28 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (4)     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Hidalgo
S 28 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (5) (6) (7)     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Hidalgo
S 28 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 2, 1857 5th (10) (11) (12) (13)   6th (8) (9)     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Hidalgo

(1) Edward R. Hord, sworn 2/11/1863, succeeded Edwin B. Scarborough, murdered 10/7/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned in appointments to Senate committees, 11/9/1859, p. 10. Senate Journal.
(5) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." 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).
(6) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(7) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(8) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(9) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(10) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(11) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(12) 5th Legislature - Report from Committee on Privileges and Elections relative to the election contest between E.B. Barton and E.B. Scarborough, 11/14/1853, p. 43. Senate Journal.
(13) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Edwin B. Scarborough, age 31, native state Georgia, emigrated from Florida in 1846, printer, postoffice Brownsville, Cameron County. House Journal.
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

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Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's Books  
8th R.S. - 1859
Apportionment  
Claims and Accounts  
Education  
Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
7th R.S. - 1857
Claims and Accounts  
Education  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
San Saba County, Memorials Regarding Indian Depredations  
6th R.S. - 1855
Education  
Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Public Lands  
5th R.S. - 1853
Education  
Finance  
Penitentiary  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Treasury Building  

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