Benjamin Tarver

Full Name: Benjamin E. Tarver
Date of birth: May 1, 1802
Date of death: April 22, 1879

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Nov 5, 1855 - Feb 4, 1856 6th (1)     Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 39 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Brenham / Washington   Burleson, Washington
H 35 Nov 5, 1849 - Jul 21, 1850 3rd (2) (3)     Brenham / Washington   Washington

(1) James E. Shepard, sworn 7/12/1856, succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) James G. Sheppard succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver, resigned 7/21/1850, in 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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6th R.S. - 1855
Judicial Districts, Select  
Judiciary (Chair) 
Slaves and Slavery  
4th R.S. - 1851
Judiciary (Chair) 
Public Debt  
3rd R.S. - 1849
Claims and Accounts  
Digest of the Laws of the State of Texas by Mr. Oliver C. Hartley, Examine Work, Cost, etc.  
Division of the Supreme Court, Governor's Message  
House Rules and Joint Rules, Select  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts, Select  

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