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Jewett Harbert Davenport

J.H. Davenport
Full Name: Jewett Harbert Davenport
Birth date: November 1, 1828
Death date: November 4, 1892

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (2) (3) & 16th (4) Legislatures
    1/14/1879 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
  • Senate, 14th (1) (5) (6) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(4) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(5) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(6) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

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