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Stephen Powers

Stephen Powers
Full Name: Stephen Powers
Birth date: June 1, 1814
Death date: February 5, 1882

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 2/5/1882
    Democrat
  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
    Democrat
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Charles A. McLane, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Stephen Powers, died after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 17th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial resolutions for the Hon. Stephen Powers, Senator from the 29th District; the Hon. J.M. Martin, Senator from the 11th District; and the Hon. John T. Buchanan, Senator from the 16th District, 4/22/1882. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • POWERS, STEPHEN (1814-1882). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical information with account of Powers' arrival in Brownsville, p. 100. "Stephen Powers controlled the [Valley] Blue party until his death in 1882, when the leadership passed to his law partner, James Babbage Wells, who in turn directed the party until his death in 1923," p. 353. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant 2003.
  • Description of Nestor Maxan's law practice with Stephen Powers, p. 124. "Stephen Powers and Nestor Maxan partnered to create one of the most influential law firms on the frontier. Powers was the first attorney in Cameron County . . . ," p. 304. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant 2003.
  • Account of efforts of Valley landowners to create an independent territory between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers, pp. 115-117. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant 2003.
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