Edward Clark

Edward Clark

Full Name: Edward Clark
Date of birth: April 1, 1815
Date of death: May 4, 1880

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Elected but never sworn 1st (4) (5) (6)   2nd (1) (2) (3)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H Harrison Elected but never sworn 1st (4) (5) (6)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison, Panola, Upshur

(1) 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.
(2) 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).
(3) 2nd Legislature - Roll of Districts, oath of office, 12/13/1847, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(4) Edward Clark, in special election 11/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded unexpired term of William T. Scott, resigned 6/5/1847. Clark elected but never sworn in 1st Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Mexican War, "served on the staff of Gen. J. Pinckney Henderson . . . received a citation for bravery in the battle of Monterrey."
    Confederate States Army, Colonel, 14th Texas Infantry, served as part of Walker's Texas Division. "He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general before his discharge, but the promotion may not have been confirmed by the Richmond government." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Brigadier General. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Edward Clark. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 21, 106-107, Plate No. 56. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. Edward Clark, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006

Committee Information top

2nd R.S. - 1847
Education  
Judiciary (Chair) 
State Affairs  
1st R.S. - 1846
County Boundaries  
General Land Office, Select  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judiciary  
Rules  
State Affairs (Chair) 

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