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Robert Peter Tendick

Robert Tendick
Full Name: Robert Peter Tendick
Birth date: June 19, 1839
Death date: November 3, 1888

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (8) & 12th (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Legislatures
    1/10/1871 - 1/13/1874
    Radical Republican
(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) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) Robert Tendick, sworn 1/10/1871, succeeded Abner K. Foster, died 3/9/1870. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Lists Tendick as Republican. Republicanism in Reconstruction Texas 1980.
(5) 12th Legislature, Regular Session - Dillard and Tendick qualified and took their seats, 1/10/1871, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(6) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(7) Tendick listed as Radical senator, p. 162. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
(8) "Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, Report, Jan. 31, 1873, Investigation into contested election between Wells Thompson and R.P. Tendick for senator, 25th senatorial district. Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Robert Peter Tendick, Part 8, Note 20, "Tendick, who was born in Prussia on June 19, 1837, came to the United States in 1856. After first settling in Illinois, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri. There, he joined the Union army . . . He was discharged with that unit at Columbus in 1865 (see Colorado Citizen, November 15, 1888)." Parts 7 and 8, Notes to Part 8. Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas . Part 8, Note 20 Part 7
  • Part 8
  • R.P. Tendick, birth date 6/19/1839, death date 11/3/1888 in San Antonio, burial in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "R.P. Tendick: A Well Known Citizen Ends an Eventful Life and Passes to Rest," Monday, 11/5/1888, p. 4. Born 6/19/1837; died Saturday night, 11/3/1888. Elected to state senate in 1870. San Antonio Daily Light .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 100. German merchant and Radical Republican, had served as county clerk for Colorado County. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

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