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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)     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, 9/8/1857, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 7th Legislature, 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." 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 - 11/5/1855, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Portrait, 9th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 135. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • MAVERICK COUNTY named for Samuel A. Maverick. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • MAVERICK, SAMUEL AUGUSTUS (1803-1870). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Samuel Augustus Maverick, Sr. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 259-260. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in 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, 2/28/1857, p. 2. 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Samuel Augustus Maverick, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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