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Demosthenes Franklin Goss

D.F. Goss
Full Name: Demosthenes Franklin Goss
Birth date: April 25, 1855
Death date: May 11, 1925

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 27th (1) (4) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
    Democrat
    Dean of the Senate.
  • Senate, 26th (3) & 25th (2) Legislatures
    1/12/1897 - 1/8/1901
    Democrat
  • Senate, 24th (5) & 23rd (6) Legislatures
    1/10/1893 - 1/12/1897
    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) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(4) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(5) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(6) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal . January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Demosthenes T. Goss, Baylor County, age 45, born April 1855 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Estelle T. Goss, father Ephraim Goss.
    Census of 1910 - Demosthanes F. Goss, Seymour, Baylor County, age 54, lawyer, spouse Estella.
    Census of 1920 - D.F. Goss, Seymour, Baylor County, age 64, lawyer, spouse Estell.
    FamilySearch . 1900 1910
  • 1920
  • D.F. Goss, birth date 4/25/1855, death date 5/11/1925, burial in Masonic Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor County; biographical sketch of Honorable Demosthenes Franklin Goss. Find a Grave .
  • Demosthenes F. Goss. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Reprint of Waco Times-Herald, March 4, 1898: "Senator D.F. Goss of Baylor county, spent yesterday in the city with friends. Senator Goss is a candidate for land commissioner. He leaves today for Corsicana." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Death notice, "Judge D.F. Goss, Former Senator, Dies of Pneumonia," 5/12/1925, p. 21. San Antonio Light .
  • Biographical sketch, D.F. Goss, pp. 48-50. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Demosthenes Franklin Goss (1855-1925), 7/22/2011. The Strangest Names in American Political History 2013.
  • Biographical sketch, D.F. Goss, p. 81. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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