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David Gage
Full Name: David Gage
Date of birth: 1796
Date of death: April 26, 1854

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Nov 7, 1853 - Mar 26, 1854 5th (1) (2)     Mount Enterprise / Rusk   Rusk
S 5 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (3) (4)     Mount Enterprise / Rusk   Panola, Rusk
S 4 Dec 17, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (5) (6)     Mount Enterprise / Rusk   Houston, Nacogdoches, Rusk
(1) 5th Legislature - Listed in Senate election returns for State election, 1853 - "So far as heard from, the following are the members elected to the Senate . . . of the Fifth Legislature." Texas State Gazette, 8/20/1853, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) 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.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1849, p. 3. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following gentlemen presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
(5) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) 2nd Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. 12/17/1847, p. 23, "Mr. Gage, Senator from the district of Nacogdoches, Rusk and Houston, appeared, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution, and his seat." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 86. "He died in 1854, probably at his home in Mount Enterprise, Rusk County." Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 188. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, Texas State Gazette, 4/15/1854, p. 3; date of death listed as 3/26/1854. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • GAGE, DAVID (1796-1854). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Waco to Dallas Mail Transmission, Select  
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Indian Affairs  
    Judicial Districts, Select (Chair) 
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message  
    Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Debt of the Late Republic of Texas  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Indian Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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