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Absolom C. Oliver

Dr. Absolom C. Oliver
Full Name: Absolom Carter Oliver
Birth date: June 23, 1839
Death date: March 4, 1929

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 33rd (1) (2) (3) (5) (9) (10) (12) Legislature
    8/13/1913 - 8/21/1913
    Democrat
  • House, 26th (4) (6) (11) Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    Democrat
  • House, 25th (13) Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
    Democrat
  • House, 22nd Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
    Democrat
  • House, 17th (7) (8) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
(1) "State Senator Briefly: Dr. A.C. Oliver Accepts Superintendency of Confederate Home, Vacating Seat from First District," 8/22/1913, p. 9. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Special election date, 7/19/1913. "East Texas Vote for a Legislator: Close Race in Twelfth Representative and First Senatorial Districts; James A. Harley Elected: Seguin Man Unopposed for Senator From Twenty-First District," 7/21/1913, p. 2. Notes close contest in House of Representatives District 12 between Tom B. Coe of Kountze and "Milton Rich of Wallisville." Galveston Daily News .
(3) Special election 7/19/1913, "Overwhelming Defeat for Three Amendments. . .Dr. E.I. Clark Wins in Eighteenth Senatorial; Tom B. Coe Leads in Twelfth Representative; E.M. Greer Elected in Seventh Senatorial; H.R. Greer Elected 125th Representative," 7/20/1913, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(4) District 2: Cass County; District 4: Red River County [Chambers]; 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas .
(5) Absolom C. Oliver, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 8/13/1913, succeeded Horace W. Vaughan, resigned 4/1/1913. John M. Henderson, sworn 9/11/1914, succeeded Absolom C. Oliver, resigned 8/21/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) District 2, Cass County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Daingerfield, Morris County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) Douglassville, Cass County, physician, nativity Alabama, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(9) "Prohibition an issue in the Legislature...liquor question also blocks seating of Senator Oliver," 8/7/1913, p. 5, describes election contest between Dr. A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler. San Antonio Light .
(10) Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections, Contested election, A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler, first senatorial district special election held on July 19, 1913. Senate Journal .
(11) District 4: Cass County. Home post office Douglasville. Texas Legislative Manual .
(12) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 22nd, 25th, and 26th House, and the Pocket Directory of the 17th Legislature of Texas. Texas Legislative Manual .
(13) Oliver elected to the 25th Legislature as a Democrat, p. 151. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Dr. Absolom Carter "A.C." Oliver, birth date 6/23/1839, death date 3/4/1929, biographical sketch from History of Cass County People by Cass County Genealogical Society, Atlanta, Texas, interment in Douglassville Cemetery, Douglassville, Cass County. Find a Grave .
  • Confederate States Army, Commander, Company D, 1st Regiment. Dr. Absolom Carter "A.C." Oliver. Find a Grave .
  • Genealogist's query includes Absolom Carter Oliver, birth date 6/23/1839, death date 3/4/1929. Genealogy.com 2004.
  • Census of 1880, Cass County, Absalem Oliver, physician, age 39, born in Alabama. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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