Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

Steward Miller
Full Name: Steward Alexander Miller
Date of birth: July 4, 1805
Date of death: March 27, 1893

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 21, 1861 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Houston
S 11 Jan 10, 1853 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (5) (6) (7)     Palestine / Anderson   Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches
H Houston Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd     Unknown / Houston   Anderson, Houston
H Houston Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (8)     Unknown / Houston   Anderson, Houston
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Steward Miller, sworn 1/21/1861, succeeded Alexis T. Rainey, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 8th Legislature, Extra Session - 1/21/1861, p. 3. "Mr. Whaley presented the credentials of S.A. Miller, Senator elect to fill the vacancy occasioned in the 12th Senatorial District by the resignation of Hon. A.T. Rainey. Whereupon Mr. Miller took the oath of office and his seat." Senate Journal.
(4) 8th Legislature - Replacements for the special sessions included Ben F. Neal for Britton, H.P.C. Dulany for Dickinson, Steward A. Miller for Rainey, and Franklin B. Sexton for Wallace, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(5) 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.
(6) Steward Miller, sworn 1/10/1853, succeeded Adolphus Sterne, died 3/27/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) 4th Legislature, Extra Session - 1/10/1853, p. 3. "The Hon. Stewart A. Miller, Senator elect from District No. 11, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the constitution, and his seat." Senate Journal.
(8) 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).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 4th Legislature, Extra Session - 1/10/1853, p. 3 lists name Stewart A. Miller. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • MILLER, STEWARD ALEXANDER (1805-1893). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • "A Guide to the Stewart Alexander Miller Papers, 1843-1873, 1926-1966," creator: Steward Alexander Miller; biographical note lists name as Steward Alexander Miller. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Finance  
    Judiciary  
    Militia  
    Public Debt  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Education  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Judiciary  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Apportionment of Representation, Select  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Judiciary  
    State Affairs  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Education  
    Judiciary  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.