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Joseph E. Dwyer Joseph E. Dwyer
Full Name: Joseph Edward Dwyer
Date of birth: March 1, 1841
Date of death: September 14, 1884

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Wilson
(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
  • Joseph Edward Dwyer - date of birth 3/1/1841, date of death 9/14/1884. Includes biographical sketch, headstone photo, and obituary reprinted from The Galveston Daily News. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 189. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joseph E. Dwyer, 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
    Contingent Expenses  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Immigration (Chair) 
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Lunatic Asylum  
    Mexican Border Troubles  
    Militia  
    Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
    Removal of Judge S.B. Newcomb, 25th Judicial District  
     

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