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David Campbell Van Derlip
Full Name: David Campbell Van Derlip
Other surnames: Vanderlip
Date of birth: December 15, 1812
Date of death: February 24, 1856

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe
(1) 20th Senatorial District comprised of Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(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) San Antonio, Bexar County. With the Makers of San Antonio: Genealogies of the Early Latin, Anglo-American, and German Families with Occasional Biographies, Frederick C. Chabot, 1937, p. 306. Google Books.
(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 - 11/5/1849, 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.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • David C. Van Derlip, p. 3. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portraits, David Campbell Van Derlip and wife Juliana Adelia Cook Van Derlip, With the Makers of San Antonio: Genealogies of the Early Latin, Anglo-American, and German Families with Occasional Biographies, Frederick C. Chabot, 1937, portraits after p. 302, biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 305-313. David Campbell Van Derlip, birth date 12/15/1812 in New York; death date 2/24/1856. Candidate for District Judge, 4th Judicial District, 1851, p. 308. "The Express published, Nov. 30, 1902: 'Judge Van Derlip . . . was a member of the first Texas Legislature [sic],'" p. 310. Google Books.
  • Mentioned in obituary of widow Julia Van Derlip, "The Passing of a Pioneer," 11/30/1902, p. 7. "Her husband, Judge David Van Derlip, was among the State's leading lawyers in the earlier days, in those days when Texas was a Republic and after the annexation. He fought for Texas Independence against Mexico and was a member of the first Texas Legislature [sic]. He died in 1856, and was then a partner in law with the late Judge N.O. Green, father of the present county judge." San Antonio Daily Express.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1850 - David C. Vanderlip, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 34, attorney at law, spouse Adelia J. Vanderlip, daughters Mary C. and Adelia Vanderlip. FamilySearch.
  • David Campbell Van Derlip, birth date 12/15/1812, death date 2/24/1856, interment in San Antonio City Cemetery. Find a Grave.
  • D.C. Van Derlip of Bexar, mentioned in JAMES DENISON. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • D.C. Van Derlip, candidate for District Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, "To the Voters of the Fourth Judicial District," 6/17/1851, published in San Antonio Ledger, 6/19/1851, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in 3rd Legislature as David C. Vanderlip, pp. 195-196. Lawyer from New York, succeeded Jose Antonio Navarro. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Apportionment, Special  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Frontier Protection, to Confer with General George M. Brooke  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message  
    Santa Fe, Prepare Remonstrance and Protest Against the Further Continuance of a Military Government in (Co-Chair) 
    Senate Rules, Select  

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