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David Abner, Sr. David Abner, Sr.
Full Name: David Abner, Sr.
Date of birth: 1826
Date of death: 1902

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1)   Republican Marshall / Harrison   Harrison, Rusk
(1) Republican. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of son David Abner, Jr., pp. 102-103. Black Texans: a History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995, 1996.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • Biographical sketches of "outstanding descendants" of David Abner, Sr.: David Abner, Jr., and Dr. E.W.D. Abner, pp. 42-43. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement, 1935.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 42-43, born in Selma, Alabama in 1820; one of six African-American delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1875, pp. 51-54, Appendix A. Birth year 1826, death year 1902, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • One of six African-American delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1875, p. 732. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics." The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • ABNER, DAVID, SR. (1826-1902). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. David Abner, Sr., Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. David Abner, Sr., 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
    Education  
     

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