Samuel Augustus Maverick

Samuel Augustus Maverick

Full Name: Samuel Augustus Maverick, Sr.
Date of birth: July 23, 1803
Date of death: September 2, 1870

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar, Dawson, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Uvalde
H 70 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 31 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1) (2) (3) (4)   6th (5)   7th (1) (2) (3) (4)     San Antonio / Bexar Senate President Pro Tempore (7th)   Bexar, Gillespie, Medina, Uvalde
H 70 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 44 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar, Medina

(1) 7th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected in the absence of the President and President Pro Tem 2/11/1858, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) Listed in "Senators holding over: 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).
(3) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Senate Journal.
(4) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(5) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Samuel A. Maverick, age 51, native state South Carolina, emigrated from Alabama in 1835, lawyer, postoffice San Antonio, Bexar County. House Journal.
  • Portrait, 9th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Samuel Augustus Maverick, birth date 7/23/1803, death date 9/2/1870, burial in City Cemetery No. 1, San Antonio, Bexar County. BillionGraves.
  • MAVERICK COUNTY named for Samuel A. Maverick. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain, 1965.
  • "Who You Callin' a Maverick?", 10/5/2008. New York Times.
  • Mentioned as candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1857 (Francis Lubbock won election). State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 2/28/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Champion of Underdogs Was S.A. Icon," 1/29/2003. Relatives: Samuel Maverick - great-grandfather, Maury Maverick, Jr. - great-grandson. San Antonio Express-News.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.


Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Land Office (Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
8th R.S. - 1859
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvement  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Stock and Stock Raising  
7th R.S. - 1857
Claims and Accounts  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
Private Land Claims  
State Government, Number of and Necessity of Employees  
6th R.S. - 1855
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Land Frauds, Select  
Protection of Western Frontier, Select (Co-Chair) 
5th R.S. - 1853
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Public Debt  
4th R.S. - 1851
Contingent Expenses  
Internal Improvements  
State Geologist, Select (Chair) 

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