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Edwin E. Hobby

E. Hobby
Full Name: Edwin E. Hobby
Birth date: 1844
Death date: November 1, 1899

Terms of Service

(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, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Livingston, Polk County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Hobby resigned 7/10/1879. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal . April 14, 1876
April 27, 1876
(6) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 14th Legislature - Biographical sketch, Edwin E. Hobby "of Woodville, Tyler County," p. 190. "Following the war, Edwin divided his residence between Polk and Tyler counties." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
(8) "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.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company G (Hobby's), Texas Infantry, enlisted 5/14/1862. Edwin Hobby, death date 11/1/1899 in Harris County, widow Mrs. Dora Pettus Hobby, marriage date 2/20/1865 in Fort Bend County. Pension File No. 21472, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company G, 8th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, Edwin E. Hobby, born 1843, death date 11/1/1899, marker in memory of Edwin E. Hobby (1844-1899), burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis." Galveston Daily News .
  • HOBBY, EDWIN E. (1844-1899). "From 1879 to 1888 Hobby served as judge of the Thirty-first Judicial District . . . During this time the judge lived in Woodville, Moscow, and Livingston." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in EIGHTH TEXAS INFANTRY. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, 8th Texas Infantry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in "Do Not Go Gentle: Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas," 9/10/1998. Houston Press .
  • Biographical sketch, Edwin Hobby, Commission of Appeals, Presiding Judge, p. 93. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • 37th Lieutenant Governor: Bill Hobby. Photo and biographical sketch. Relatives: Edwin E. Hobby - father; William Pettus Hobby, Sr. (Lieutenant Governor 1915-1917, Governor 1917-1921) - son. William Pettus Hobby, Sr. - father; William Pettus "Bill" Hobby, Jr. - son (Lieutenant Governor 1973-1990). Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 5-6. Settled in Woodville, Tyler County in March, 1868; "resides in the town of Woodville, Tyler County." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • 8th Texas Infantry. Hobby's Regiment Texas Infantry. Biographical sketches, portrait of Alfred M. Hobby. Relatives: Alfred Marmaduke Hobby - brother; Edwin E. Hobby - brother. Texas Confederate Journals .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 239. Edwin Hobby, of Polk County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Obituary, Edwin Hobby, "Death of Judge Hobby," 11/3/1899, p. 3. Served in the state senate from Tyler County. The Liberty Vindicator .
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