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David Whaley David Whaley
Full Name: David Moreland Whaley
Date of birth: 1822
Date of death: August 22, 1862

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Nov 11, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3)     Centerville / Leon   Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Robertson
S 21 Jan 12, 1858 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Centerville / Leon   Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Robertson
(1) 8th Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned in appointments to Senate committees, 11/9/1859, p. 10; Oath of office 11/11/1859, p. 44, "Hon. D.M. Whaley, Senator elect from the 21st Senatorial district, composed of the counties of Leon, Brazos, Robertson and Burleson, came forward, presented his credentials, and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and his seat." Senate Journal.
(2) 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.
(3) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(4) David Whaley, sworn 1/12/1858, succeeded Elliot M. Millican, resigned before session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Genealogical Notes and Anecdotes: Major David M. Whaley, 1998.
  • WHALEY, DAVID M. (1822-1862). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Confederate Soldiers, Leon County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Other Resources
  • "Who Toots Now?", The Democratic Platform: for the Campaign (Austin), 7/14/1859, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "D.M. Whaley, running for Senator on the Houston ticket . . . in favor of re-opening the African slave trade." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Support of foreign slave trade mentioned in The Democratic Platform: for the Campaign (Austin), 7/26/1859, p. 1, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Middle name Moreland, Rootsweb message board post, 7/1/2010, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Included on list of "Texas Know Nothing Leaders with a Summary of Biographical Data Taken from the . . . United States Eighth Census, 1860." The party was active at the state level in Texas in 1855 and 1856. "By 1857 the party had virtually disappeared in Texas." "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414-423. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. David Whaley, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Claims and Accounts  
    Education  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Finance  
    Penitentiary  
    Privileges and Elections  
     

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