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Edward Thomas Broughton, Jr.

E.T. Broughton
Full Name: Edward Thomas "Tom" Broughton, Jr.
Birth date: April 13, 1834
Death date: February 11, 1874

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (5) & 12th (3) (4) (6) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(5) Fifteen members of the 13th Legislature were conservative Democrats. These fifteen were joined by E. Thomas Broughton and Captain Samuel Evans, "both returning conservative independents," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
(6) "Like Captain Samuel Evans of neighboring District Twenty-One, he [Broughton] was unwilling to ally himself with any of the political coteries. He ran for the Senate against both a Democrat and a Republican and was elected," p. 91. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Portrait, biographical sketch, and letters of Edward Thomas Broughton to Mary Elizabeth Douglas Broughton (1861-1864). Battle of Raymond 1998.
  • Biographical sketch, "Colonel Edward Thomas Broughton," by Mary Lee Barnes. Texas State Genealogical Society. Stirpes, Volume 30, Number 4, December 1990, pp. 151-156, crediting Texas State Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company C, 7th Texas Infantry, later Lieutenant Colonel. Biographical sketch, E. Thomas Broughton, p. 42. Born in 1834. Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
  • Historical marker, Capt. Edward Thomas Broughton and the Johnson Guards, Prairieville, Kaufman County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. E.T. Broughton, pp. 330-331. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
  • Biography of Edward Thomas Broughton, Jr., compiled by K K Hunt, submitted by Kathey Keller Hunt, portrait, death date 2/11/1874. Kaufman County, TXGenWeb Project .
  • Biographical sketch, obituary, funeral notice, and poetry, Edward Thomas Broughton, Jr. Research information submitted by Mary Lee Barnes. Grayson County, TXGenWeb Project .
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