Claiborne Caleb Herbert

Full Name: Claiborne Caleb Herbert
Date of birth: 1814
Date of death: July 5, 1867

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 32 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (3) (4)   8th (1) (2)     Columbus / Colorado   Austin, Colorado, Fayette

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(3) 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).
(4) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • HERBERT, CLAIBORNE C. (ca. 1814-1867). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, p. 150, Plate No. 63. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Military Service Notes

  • Mexican War Veteran. Claiborne Caleb Herbert, born c. 1814, death date 7/5/1867, son of Nathaniel and Clarissa (Jones) Herbert, burial in Reels Bend Cemetery, Colorado County. Colorado County Cemetery Records, 2009.
  • "Upon outbreak of the Civil War he was captain of a home guard at Eagle Lake, near his home. By June 1861 he was serving as an aid-de-camp in the Tenth District, comprising Milam, Burleson, Washington, Austin, and Colorado counties, where he attained the rank of colonel." Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Colonel C.C. "Claib" Herbert, p. 232. Governors Who Have Been, and Other Public Men of Texas, 1921.
  • Death notice, "Death of a Congressman Elect," Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia), 7/18/1867, p.4. "The deceased had long been a prominent politician; had been a member of both the United States and Confederate Congress."

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Indian Affairs  
Ways and Means for the Protection of the Frontier, Select  
7th R.S. - 1857
Failed Crops  
Indian Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 

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