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James M. Burroughs
Full Name: James M. Burroughs
Date of birth: 1824
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1) (2) (3)   6th (4) (5)     Milam / Sabine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine
H Sabine Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (6)     Milam / Sabine   Sabine
H Sabine Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (7)     Milam / Sabine   Sabine
(1) Listed in "Senators holding over: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly(Galveston, Tex.), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) 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.
(3) 7th Legislature - listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(4) Democrat - listed in Democratic State Convention, 1856, Committee on Resolutions, p. 65. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
(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.
(6) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 60. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • BURROUGHS, JAMES M. (1824-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 261, born in Alabama. Elected to U.S. House of Representatives 1866, but denied a seat because of his service in the Confederate Army. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Treasurer's Books and Accounts (Co-Chair) 
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Land Frauds, Select (Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Education  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Post Routes  
    Public Debt and Outstanding Liabilities of the Late Republic of Texas  
    Public Lands  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    General Land Office, Select  
    Judiciary  
     

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