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Micajah Louis Armstrong

Micajah L. Armstrong
Full Name: Micajah Louis Armstrong
Birth date: August 13, 1805
Death date: June 13, 1893

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (2) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) Legislature
    2/10/1870 - 2/19/1870
  • House, 8th (3) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
(1) Paris is currently the county seat of Lamar County. Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Armstrong qualified and took oath of office, 2/10/1870, p. 9. Resolution of the House, 2/16/1870, p. 36. Declared ineligible to serve under Reconstruction laws in report of Headquarters Military District on 2/19/1870, 2/21/1870, p. 45. House Journal . February 10, 1870
February 16, 1870
February 21, 1870
(3) [In late 1860 and early 1861] legislators Micajah Lewis Armstrong, John L. Haynes, and Robert H. Taylor mailed circulars to their constituencies defending their unpopular Unionist positions. They joined other Unionist legislators and convention delegates on February 6 in issuing an address entreating Texans to reject secession." "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 447. Journal of Southern History .
(4) Henry Van Noy, sworn 4/29/1870, succeeded Micajah L. Armstrong, sworn 2/16/1870 [sic], declared ineligible 2/19/1870. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Paris, Lamar County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) "In each house the radicals had a slight majority over both Democrats and conservative Republicans. . .These made short work of the [election] contests; the radical contestants were seated in nearly every instance. Several of those who lost their seats were leading Hamilton Republicans, as A.J. Evans in the senate and M.L. Armstrong in the house. . .fn3, One case that seems particularly flagrant was the unseating of Nelson Plato (Dem.) of the Brownsville district," p. 289. Reconstruction in Texas 1910.
(7) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(8) Fannin County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

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