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Leonidas Socrates Lawhon

L.S. Lawhon
Full Name: Leonidas Socrates Lawhon
Birth date: July 16, 1835
Death date: August 10, 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

  • L.S. Lawhon, birth date 7/16/1833, death date 8/13/1902, burial in Floresville City Cemetery, Wilson County. Includes biographical sketch. 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. 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 . . . " 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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