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David Culberson David Browning Culberson
Full Name: David Browning Culberson
Other surnames: Culbertson
Date of birth: September 29, 1830
Date of death: May 7, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 13, 1874 - Mar 3, 1875 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion
H 20 Oct 17, 1864 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)     Atlanta / Davis (Cass)   Bowie, Titus, Davis (Cass)
H 16 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 11, 1861 8th (9)     Gilmer / Upshur   Upshur
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Culberson resigned 3/3/1875. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," Senate Journal.
(4) Dates of service in 10th Legislature unknown; oath not listed in journals of 10th Legislature, Regular, 1st, or 2nd Called Sessions. "In the winter of 1864 he was elected to the legislature from Cass, Titus, and Bowie counties and resigned his military position to accept." Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Davis County existed under the Davis name between 1861 and 1871. It was originally named Cass County, for Senator Lewis Cass of Michigan. In 1861 the county was renamed in honor of Jefferson Davis. In 1871, reflecting the sentiments of the Reconstruction period, the name was changed back to Cass County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(6) 10th Legislature, 2nd C.S. - Notice of Colonel D.B. Culberson's resignation as Adjutant General and Inspector General, 11/1/1864, p. 111. House Journal.
(7) David B. Culberson succeeded Napoleon B. Patton in 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) "During this year [1864] he was elected to the legislature again, and served till the close of the war, when he was nominated for Congress." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
(9) William H. Harrison, sworn 3/20/1861, succeeded David B. Culberson, resigned 2/11/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 14th Legislature - 1/13/1874, lists name as D.B. Culbertson. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • CULBERSON, David Browning (1830-1900). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • David Browning Culberson, birth date 9/29/1830, death date 5/7/1900 on grave marker, biographical sketch, portrait, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Marion County. Find a Grave.
  • CULBERSON, DAVID BROWNING (1830-1900). 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.
  • Biography. Marion County, TX, Biographies. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 73-74. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • David Browning Culberson. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 18th Texas Infantry; State Adjutant General. Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 21, 108, Plate No. 68. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. David Browning Culberson, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Photograph. David Culberson, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Comptroller and Treasurer  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Removal of Judge L.M. Cooper, 3rd Judicial District  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvement  
    Judiciary  
    Probate Laws  
     

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