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Edward A. Palmer
Full Name: Edward A. Palmer
Date of birth: July 1, 1825
Date of death: January 15, 1862

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Houston / Harris   Harris
H 36 Nov 11, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (2)     Houston / Harris   Harris
H 33 Jan 10, 1853 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (3)     Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) 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.
(2) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Palmer sworn on 11/11/1853, p. 42. House Journal.
(3) Edward A. Palmer, sworn 1/10/1853, succeeded Thomas Harrison, resigned 8/31/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume VIII, p. 160, J.T. White and Company, 1898. Born 7/2/1825 in Buckingham County, Virginia, died 1/15/1862 in Houston while serving as district judge there. "He was in the Texas legislature (1852-54); was in the state senate (1855), and declined re-election." Google Books.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. Edward A. Palmer, 5th col., "a correspondent from the Civilian recommends this gentleman as a suitable candidate for the Gubernatorial chair," State Gazette, 2/21/1857, p. 1, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • "The District Judgeship," letter from Houston Bar to Edward A. Palmer requesting he be a candidate for District Judge for 7th Judicial District, vacated by P.W. Gray, 5/18/1860; Edward A. Palmer's reply, 5/19/1860. Galveston Weekly News, 5/29/1860, p. 1, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Letter from E.A. Palmer, 2/4/1857, 7th col., regarding Civilian's mention of him as gubernatorial candidate on 2/3/1857, and upcoming Democratic State Convention, State Gazette, 2/21/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned as early Houston lawyer, p. 80. Young, Samuel Oliver. A Thumb-Nail History of the City of Houston, Texas, From Its Founding in 1836 to the Year 1912, 1912, crediting UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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    6th R.S. - 1855
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    5th R.S. - 1853
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    4th R.S. - 1851
    Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine  
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