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Amzi Bradshaw Amzi Bradshaw
Full Name: Amzi Bradshaw
Date of birth: February 13, 1823
Date of death: January 23, 1885

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant
(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) 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.
(3) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BRADSHAW, AMZI (1824-1885). Birth date 1/13/1824, death date 1/23/1885. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company D, Showalter's Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Amzi Bradshaw, birth date 2/13/1824 in biographical sketch, birth date 2/13/1823 on grave marker, death date 1/23/1885. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Amzi Bradshaw, birth date 2/13/1823, death date 1/23/1885, interment in Waxahachie City Cemetery, Ellis County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Amzi Bradshaw, 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
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Militia  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
    Treasurer's Office  
     

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