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David Augustus Paulus

D.A. Paulus
Full Name: David Augustus Paulus
Birth date: December 6, 1862
Death date: June 4, 1932

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 33rd (3) (7) & 32nd (8) Legislatures
    1/10/1911 - 5/6/1913
    Democrat
    Dean of the Senate, resigned 5/6/1913.
    Dean of the Senate.
  • Senate, 31st (2) (5) & 30th (6) Legislatures
    1/8/1907 - 1/10/1911
    Democrat
    Dean of the Senate.
  • Senate, 29th (10) & 28th (4) (11) Legislatures
    1/13/1903 - 1/8/1907
    Democrat
  • Senate, 27th (1) (9) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
    Democrat
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(3) Isaac E. Clark, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 7/23/1913, succeeded David A. Paulus, resigned 5/6/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(5) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(6) 30th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(7) 33rd Legislature - Roll Call, holdover Senators elected on 11/8/1910 for a full period of four years, 1/14/1913, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .
(8) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(9) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(10) 29th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(11) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Volume III, pp. 1255-1258. Born 12/6/1862 in Coryell County, son of Dr. Augustus David Paulus and Mary Mayberry, marriage to Miss Annie Wilson 11/2/1882 in Bellville. "His consecutive term of service was longer than that of any other member of the Senate . . . With Senator Weinert he was author of the 'parole law' of Texas." A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • David A. Paulus, birth date 12/6/1862 in Gatesville, death date 6/4/1932 in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, lawyer, wife Mrs. Annie P. Paulus. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • D.A. Paulus, birth date 12/6/1862, death date 6/4/1932, interment in Hallettsville City Cemetery, Lavaca County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Ex-Senator David A. Paulus Died Saturday Night," The Lavaca County Tribune (Hallettsville, Texas), 6/9/1932, pp. 1, 4, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Former Senator D.A. Paulus Dead" (New Era-Herald), Shiner Gazette, 6/9/1932, p. 1, crediting Shiner Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Report on picture of David Augustus Paulus, Jr., in the San Antonio Express, "The little fellow is the grandson of Senator D.A. Paulus of Hallettsville and is named from him." "Little David Jr." was also the great-grandson of General Sam Houston. The Hallettsville New Era, 2/9/1912, p. 1, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, David A. Paulus, pp. 74-75. Born 12/6/1862 in Coryell County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.

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