Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

Legislative clips Legislative clips archive Texas media links Current articles Texshare databases New books New & Noteworthy
Legislative Archive System Index to Sections Affected Conference committee reports Constitutional amendments Vetoes State budget Redistricting information Signed copies of bills Statutory revision Texas law timeline Water law timeline Statute publication dates Legislative intent guide
Texas Legislators: Past & Present Governors of Texas Lt. Governors and Speakers Senate Presidents Pro Tempore Senate & House seniority Member statistics Chief Elected Officials Texas legislators on Twitter
Sessions and years Bill statistics Member statistics Bill effective dates Legislative deadlines Session summaries Special sessions Legislative staff lists
Today's meetings Meetings by date Standing committees Committees by session Committee search Legislative reports Committee minutes Standing committee appointments
Library catalog House & Senate Journals House & Senate Rules Parliamentary resources General and Special Laws of Texas Codes of 1856 Paschal's Digest Penal Code revision research guide Code of Criminal Procedure guide Deceptive Trade Practices Act Impeachment of O.P. Carrillo Gubernatorial inauguration materials Water resources research guide School finance litigation archive
Frequently Asked Questions Contacting your legislator Texas bill status State agency hotlines & citizen   assistance Texas legislative agencies &   process Other libraries Public policy resources

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profileprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view

Elisha Pease
Full Name: Elisha Marshall Pease
Date of birth: January 3, 1812
Date of death: August 26, 1883

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Nov 9, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria, Galveston
H Brazoria Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (6)     Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria
H Brazoria Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (7)     Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria
(1) "Being absent from the state when an extra sesson was convened by Governor Bell during that year [1850], he resigned and terminated his legislative service." Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
(2) 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.
(3) Elisha M. Pease unseated John B. Jones in election contest 11/9/1849, and was sworn the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/8/1849. Majority report of committee on Privileges and Elections, petition of E.M. Pease contesting the seat of the Hon. John B. Jones, pp. 98-99; 11/9/1849 - Minority report, p. 103; Adoption of majority report and Pease took oath and his seat, pp. 105-106. Senate Journal.
(6) 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).
(7) Table of members of the First Legislature lists party affiliation as Loco Foco, 5/20/1846, p. 3. Texas Democrat.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography and Portrait, pp. 221-250. Pease "always acted with the Democratic Party until the policy of secession drove him from it in 1861." Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • PEASE, ELISHA MARSHALL (1812-1883). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. "In April, 1837, he was admitted to the bar at the town of Washington, but soon afterward accepted the office of Comptroller of Public Accounts. He resigned this position in the ensuing December and retired to Brazoria, where he resumed practice of law . . ." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, description of election to Senate District 11 and election contest, pp. 196-198. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo and service as Governor, pp. 33, 45. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Governor of Texas 1853-1857 and 1867-1869. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
  • Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • John B. Jones, Galveston lawyer nominated by Democratic party for state Senate in 1849, p. 196. Election contest with Elisha Pease, pp. 196-198. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Texas Governors - Early Statehood: Elisha M. Pease. Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Apportionment, Special  
    Archives of Martin De Leon's Colony  
    Education  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Joint Rules, Select (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  
    Quieting Land Titles West of the Nueces River, Governor's Message (Co-Chair) 
    Senate Rules, Select (Chair) 
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Apportionment of Representation, Select  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judiciary (Chair) 
    Laws of the State of Coahuila and Texas and of Spain, Select  
    Rules  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Finance  
    General Land Office, Select  
    Judiciary  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Repairs to Public Buildings in Austin, Select (Chair) 
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.