Solomon Pirkey

Solomon H. Pirkey

Full Name: Solomon H. Pirkey
Other surnames: Pirky
Date of birth: November 4, 1813
Date of death: December 6, 1863

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Nov 12, 1859 - Mar 18, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Boston / Bowie   Bowie
S 1 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 6th (6)   7th (3) (4) (5)     Boston / Bowie   Bowie, Red River

(1) Pirkey took the oath of office on 11/12/1859, p. 60. House Journal.
(2) Pirkey did not attend Adjourned Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 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).
(4) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Senate Journal.
(5) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(6) 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

  • Solomon H. Pirky, 6th Legislature, Regular Session, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - S.H. Pirkey, Beat No. 2, Boston post office, Bowie County, age 45, born circa 1815 in Virginia, lawyer. FamilySearch.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Mentioned, p. 262 - served in 6th-7th Senate and 8th House, "resigning at the outset of the Civil War." The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.


  • Photograph. Solomon Pirkey, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Convention to Frame a New State Constitution  
Retrenchment and Reform  
7th R.S. - 1857
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands (Chair) 
6th R.S. - 1855
Constitutional Amendments, Select  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Private Land Claims No. 2  
Public Lands  

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