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Davis Prendergast Davis Prendergast
Full Name: Davis M'Gee Prendergast
Date of birth: December 26, 1816
Date of death: March 2, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1)   Democrat Springfield / Limestone   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 40 Nov 2, 1863 - Jun 1, 1865 10th (2)     Springfield / Limestone   Falls, Freestone, Limestone
(1) The town of Springfield was the first county seat of Limestone County when it was established in 1847. The town began to decline when it was bypassed by the railroad, and after the courthouse burned down in 1873, the county seat moved to Groesbeck. When the former townsite became part of Fort Parker State Park in the mid-1930s, only the cemetery remained. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Prendergast resigned 6/1/1865. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Portrait, 10th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • PRENDERGAST, DAVIS M'GEE (1816-1910). Relatives: Davis M'Gee Prendergast, father; Albert C. Prendergast, son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Davis Prendergast, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Davis Prendergast, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agricultural and Mechanical College  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District, Select  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Privileges and Elections  
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Confederate Relations  
    Finance  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
     

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