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Alexander Phillips
Full Name: Alexander H. Phillips
Date of birth: June 16, 1804
Date of death: June 24, 1880

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Nov 9, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3)     Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Jackson, Matagorda, Victoria
S 17 Feb 16, 1846 - Mar 1, 1848 2nd (4)   1st (5) (6) (7) (8)     Victoria / Victoria   Gonzales, Jackson, Victoria
(1) 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.
(2) 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).
(3) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. 11/9/1849, p. 103, "Mr. A.H. Phillips, Senator from the 18th district, appeared, presented his credentials and took the oath of office." Senate Journal.
(4) Phillips resigned 3/1/1848. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Anti tariff. 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).
(6) 1st Legislature - 2/16/1846, p. 4. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following members appeared and took their seats...on motion of Mr. Grimes, the Senators came forward and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
(7) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(8) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 153. Moved to Victoria in 1842. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • PHILLIPS, ALEXANDER H. (1804-1880). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical notes, p. 167. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Archives of Martin De Leon's Colony (Co-Chair) 
    Claims and Accounts  
    Education  
    Fire-Proof General Land Office Building, Governor's Message  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary (Chair) 
    Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  
    Quieting Land Titles West of the Nueces River, Governor's Message  
    Senate Rules, Select  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Adjutant General's Office (Chair) 
    Apportionment, Privileges and Elections  
    Education (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Post Routes  
    Public Lands  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary  
     

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