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Isaac Parker
Full Name: Isaac Parker
Date of birth: April 7, 1793
Date of death: April 14, 1883

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Unknown / Tarrant   Ellis, Tarrant
S 7 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (1) (2)     Unknown / Houston   Anderson, Cherokee
S 10 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (3) (4)     Unknown / Houston   Anderson, Cherokee, Houston
S 4 Feb 16, 1846 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (5)   1st (6) (7) (8) (9)     Unknown / Houston   Houston, Nacogdoches, Rusk
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/3/1851, p. 3. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by Districts, the following gentlemen appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
(3) 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.
(4) 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.
(5) 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.
(6) 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).
(7) 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.
(8) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(9) 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. 148. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • PARKER COUNTY named for Isaac Parker. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • PARKER, ISAAC (1793-1883). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 1-4, Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch and political career, pp. 127-128, 165. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Account of a campaign exchange between Isaac Parker and Dr. J.W. Jowers, p. 4-10. Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Constitutional Amendments, Select  
    County and County Boundaries  
    Indian Affairs  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Surveying Public Lands, Select  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Penitentiary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Indian Affairs  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Post Routes  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Affairs of State  
    Finance  
    Indian Affairs  
    Republic of Texas Fines, Penalities, Forfeitures & Escheats, Consideration of  
     

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