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Rufus Doane
Full Name: Rufus Doane
Date of birth: 1810
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 33 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)   5th (3) (4)     San Elizario / El Paso   El Paso, Presidio
S 26 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (5) (6)     San Elizario / El Paso   El Paso, Presidio, Santa Fe, Worth
(1) 6th Legislature - 11/5/1855, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(2) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(3) 5th Legislature - 11/7/1853, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
(4) 5th Legislature - "In part due to the redistricting and the increase in the number of members, the returning senators found themselves a minority of six: James H. Armstrong, Joseph H. Burks, Rufus Doane, Hardin Hart, William T. Scott, and M.D.K. Taylor," pp. 241, 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(5) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/3/1851, p. 3. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by Districts, the following gentlemen appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Rufus Doane, age 43 in 1853, native state Massachusetts, emigrated from Missouri, mechanic, postoffice San Elizario, El Paso County, p. 457. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 209. Born in Massachusetts, El Paso county sheriff in 1850. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • "Concordia, the residence of the Hon. Rufus Doane, present senator from El Paso county, more generally known upon the frontier as Old Joe Doane . . ." Tri-Weekly State Times, 4/1/1854, p. 1, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Indian Affairs  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Land Titles West of Nueces River, Select  
    Militia  
    Private Land Claims  
    State Affairs  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Indian Affairs (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Apportionment  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
     

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