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Albert O. Cooley

A.O. Cooley
Full Name: Albert O. Cooley
Birth date: 1826
Death date: September 26, 1899

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 11th (2) (4) (5) (6) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
  • Senate, 10th (3) Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
     
  • House, 7th (1) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
(1) Democrat. 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) .
(2) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal .
(3) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .
(4) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(5) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(6) Entire Senate went up for reelection in 1866 - "Thirty-three senators were elected to the Eleventh Legislature," p. 58. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal .

Photographs

  • Photograph. A.O. Cooley, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. A.O. Cooley, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - A.O. Cooley, Gillespie County, age 34, born circa 1826 in New York, lawyer.
    Census of 1870 - A.O. Cooley, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, age 43, born circa 1827 in New York, lawyer.
    Census of 1880 - O.A. Cooley, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, age 51, born circa 1829 in New York, attorney at law. FamilySearch . 1880 1860
  • 1870
  • A.O. Cooley, death date 9/26/1899, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County. Find a Grave .
  • COOLEY, ALBERT O. [A.O.] (ca. 1826-1899). Also listed as Alby or Almon. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, Judge A.O. Cooley, "Death of Judge Cooley: A Famous Texas Lawyer Dies in Fredericksburg," 9/27/1899, p. 5. San Antonio Light .
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
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