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Adolphus Sterne
Full Name: Nicholas Adolphus Sterne
Date of birth: April 5, 1801
Date of death: March 27, 1852

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Nov 3, 1851 - Mar 27, 1852 4th (1) (2) (3)     Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches
H 19 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (4)     Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches
H Nacogdoches Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (5)     Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

(1) 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.
(2) Steward Miller, sworn 1/10/1853, succeeded Adolphus Sterne, died 3/27/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal.
(4) 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).
(5) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., address by Representative Pollock and memorial resolution, 1/19/1853, pp. 116-119. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 175-176, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Biography of Adolphus Sterne and his son, Charles Adolphus Sterne, pp. 37-39. Centennial History of Anderson County Texas, Showing the Development of this Important County. . ., 1936.
  • STERNE, NICHOLAS ADOLPHUS (1801-1852). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait, p. 129. From Slave to Statesman, 1993.
  • Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Committee Informationtop
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Enrolled Bills  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Apportionment, Special  
    Archives of Martin De Leon's Colony  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Division of the Supreme Court, Governor's Message  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Indian Affairs  
    Land Office (Chair) 
    Post Routes, Select  
    Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Post Routes  
    Public Buildings  
    Roads and Public Highways  

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