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Lawrence Ross Lawrence Sullivan Ross
Full Name: Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross
Date of birth: September 27, 1838
Date of death: January 3, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Hill, Johnson, McLennan
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Elected as a democrat, p. 1, 11/4/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) 17th Legislature - 1/11/1881, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected" Senators who "approached the President's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Collections of the Archive & History Department of the Texas State Library, Executive Series, Governors' Messages, Coke to Ross (Inclusive), 1874-1891, 1916.
  • ROSS, LAWRENCE SULLIVAN [SUL] (1838-1898). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, campaigns against Comanches in September-October 1858. Texas Rangers, Lieutenant and later Captain of Waco Company. Confederate States Army, Colonel, 6th Texas Cavalry; Brigadier General, Ross's Brigade. ROSS, LAWRENCE SULLIVAN [SUL] (1838-1898); ROSS'S BRIGADE, C.S.A. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Handbook of Texas Online
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 109-131. "Ross declined to seek reelection, but a deadlocked nomination convention at Hillsboro chose him and adjourned before he could officially refuse to serve." Ten More Texans in Gray, 1980.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 94-95. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Lawrence Sullivan Ross. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 15, 24, 91-92, Plate Nos. 27 and 67. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Governor of Texas 1887-1891. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Lawrence Sullivan Ross, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. Lawrence Ross, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
    State Affairs  
    Statistics of Industries, Public Health, and History of Texas  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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