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Marion DeKalb Taylor

Marion DeKalb Taylor
Full Name: Marion DeKalb Taylor
Birth date: October 13, 1818
Death date: June 22, 1897

Terms of Service

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) JEFFERSON, TX (MARION COUNTY). "In 1860 Jefferson became county seat of the newly established Marion County." Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) Jefferson, Marion County. House Journal .
(5) Jefferson, Morris County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Jefferson, Davis (Cass) County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Smithland, Cass County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) Jefferson, Cass County. No address or home county listed for 6th Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(9) Marion County was demarked from the southern portion of Cass County by an act of the state legislature effective on February 8, 1860. Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897, Volume 4, General Laws of the Eighth Legislature of the State of Texas, Chapter 48, pp. 1419-1421. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(10) Listed in "Senators holding over: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(11) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(12) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(13) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(14) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(15) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(16) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal .
(17) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Senate Journal .
(18) Morris County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
(19) Jefferson, Marion County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
(20) 5th Legislature - "In part due to the redistricting and the increase in the number of members, the returning senators found themselves a minority of six: James H. Armstrong, Joseph H. Burks, Rufus Doane, Hardin Hart, William T. Scott, and M.D.K. Taylor," pp. 241, 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
(21) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
(22) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Portrait, 10th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910 1989.
  • TAYLOR, MARION DEKALB (1818-1897). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 14th, 18th, and 22nd Speaker of the House of Representatives: Marion DeKalb Taylor. Portrait and biographical sketch. "Taylor moved to the Lone Star State in the winter of 1846, settling near Jefferson and establishing a rural medical practice." Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.
  • Biography, pp. 254-255. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Biographical sketches, pp. 210-211. "There was a large number of doctors in the legislature - twenty-two, according to Travis County annalist Brown, with at least two of these in the Senate (George W. Hill and Marion DeKalb Taylor), to be joined by a third toward the close of the session.". The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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