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Dr. Charles G. Keenan Charles G. Keenan
Full Name: Charles Grandison Keenan
Date of birth: February 28, 1813
Date of death: June 15, 1870

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2)     Huntsville / Walker   Grimes, Madison, Montgomery, Walker
H 29 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd     Huntsville / Walker Speaker   Walker
H Montgomery Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (3)     Huntsville / Montgomery   Grimes, Montgomery, Walker
H Montgomery Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (4) (5)     Huntsville / Montgomery   Grimes, Montgomery, Walker
(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) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times, 1/17/1854. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) HUNTSVILLE, TX. Originally in Montgomery County, then designated the seat of Walker County when the county was organized in 1846. Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Dr. Charles Grandison Keenan, birth date 2/28/1813, death date 6/15/1870, color portrait, biographical sketch, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker County. Find a Grave.
  • KEENAN, CHARLES G. (1813-1870). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 8th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Charles G. Keenan. Portrait and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, surgeon, Second Seminole War; United States Army, Mexican War. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. Charles G. Keenan, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Lands  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Apportionment of Representation, Select  
    Education (Chair) 
    Republic of Texas Treasury Notes and Other Liabilities  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    County Boundaries  
    Education (Chair) 

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