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Leonidas Socrates Lawhon

L.S. Lawhon
Full Name: Leonidas Socrates Lawhon
Birth date: July 16, 1833
Death date: August 13, 1902

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 24th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
  • Senate, 23rd (3) Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) "Floresville notes," 8/7/1896. Ed Linn is "candidate for the state senate to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Hon. L.S. Lawhon." Galveston Daily News .
(2) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 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 2 years. Senate Journal . January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant, Company K, 2nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Col. Pyron), L.S. Lawhorn ("also borne as L.S. Lawhon," according to War Department memo). Leonidas Socrates Lawhon, death date 8/18/1902 on application, widow Victoria V. Lawhon, marriage date 9/4/1896 in Wilson County, Texas. Pension File No. 34496, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Includes memorial resolutions of the Wilson County Bar and the U.C.V. Wilson County Camp No. 225 for the Hon. L.S. Lawhon, death date 8/13/1902; and witness affidavit of W.A. Spencer noting L.S. Lawhon's service in the State Senate. Ancestry.com .
  • L.S. Lawhorn, Confederate States Army, 2nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (2nd Mounted Rifles), Company K, rank in 2nd Lieutenant, rank out 1st Lieutenant. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System .
  • Leonedas S. Lawhon, marriage to Arianna E. Lawhon 2/28/1859 in Talbot County, Georgia.
    Census of 1850 - L.S. Lawhon, Karnes City, Karnes County, age 27, born circa 1833 in Georgia, lawyer, living in household with Anna Lawhon.
    Census of 1870 - L.S. Lawhorne, Helena post office, Karnes County, age 37, born circa 1833 in Georgia, lawyer, living in household with Ann E. Lawhorne and children Luten A. and C.M. Lawhorne.
    L.S. Lawhon, marriage to Victoria V. Nicholson 9/4/1895 in Wilson County, Texas.
    Census of 1900 - L.H. Lawhon, Floresville, Wilson County, age 68, born July 1832 in Georgia, attorney at law; wife Victoria, married 5 years, daughter Rosa Anna. FamilySearch . Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950 1900
  • 1860 1870 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • L.S. Lawhon, birth date 7/16/1833, death date 8/13/1902, burial in Floresville City Cemetery, Wilson County. Find a Grave .
  • "Kleberg's Opponent: L.A. Lawhon the Populist Nominee for Congressional Honors," 3/26/1896; "Candidates for Congress," 3/30/1896. Father was the "Hon. L.S. Lawhon, state senator from this district." Galveston Daily News .
  • LAWHON, LEONIDAS SOCRATES (1835-1902). Born 7/16/1835 in Georgia; died 8/10/1902 in Gonzales County, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Leonidas S. Lawhon. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Obituary, "Judge L.S. Lawhon Fell Dead: He Was a Widely Known Lawyer of Southwest Texas," The Houston Daily Post, 8/15/1902. "Judge L.S. Lawson, the oldest member of the Floresville bar . . . moved to Floresville about 1884 and has since resided here, practicing his profession. He was a member of the Thirteenth legislature in the lower house and in 1892 and 1894 was elected as State senator from this district . . . " Death date 8/13/1902. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • "State Senator Lawhon tenders his resignation to make way for his son, who is a populist," "Wrenched from the Wires," 5/16/1896. San Antonio Daily Light .
  • "Pioneer Texan and Prominent Member of Old Trail Drivers Dies Suddenly; Luther A. Lawhon . . . ," 1/7/1922. "His father also was prominent in State politics, being a State Senator from the Floresville district for many years." San Antonio Evening News .
  • "In Memoriam: Noted Texas Stockmen," 10/23/1938, p. 12. The late Luther A. Lawhon, born 1861, died 1922 (son of L.S. Lawhon). San Antonio Light .
  • Leonidas S. Lawhon, Karnes County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - L.L. Lawhon, postoffice Floresville, nativity Georgia, lawyer, member of previous Legislatures: 14th, Democrat, age 59 in 1893. Texas Legislative Manual .
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