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Benjamin Rush Wallace
Full Name: Benjamin Rush Wallace
Date of birth: 1800
Date of death: August 28, 1878

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3)     San Augustine / San Augustine   Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Cass, Cherokee, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Jasper, Jefferson, Kaufman, Lamar, Liberty, Nacogdoches, Newton, Panola, Polk, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt
S 5 Feb 16, 1846 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (4)   1st (5) (6) (7) (8)     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine, Shelby
(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 - 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.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(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).
(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, pp. 184-185. Settled at San Augustine upon coming to Texas in 1837. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • WALLACE, BENJAMIN RUSH (1800-1878). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical notes, pp. 169-170. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary  
    Penitentiary  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message (Co-Chair) 
    Quieting Land Titles West of the Nueces River, Governor's Message  
    Santa Fe, Prepare Remonstrance and Protest Against the Further Continuance of a Military Government in  
    Senate Rules, Select  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Contingent Expenses  
    Debt of the Late Republic of Texas  
    Militia  
    Post Routes  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Internal Improvements  
    Joint Rules  
    Judiciary  
    Official Seals of the Republic of Texas, Collect and Destroy All  
    Printing Contract  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    Rules, Select (Chair) 
     

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