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Pryor Lea

Full Name: Pryor Lea
Birth date: August 31, 1794
Death date: September 14, 1879

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 10th (3) & 9th (1) (2) Legislatures
    11/5/1861 - 8/6/1866
(1) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Oath of office, 11/5/1861, p. 9. Senate Journal .
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .
(3) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • LEA, PRYOR (1794-1879). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Joseph Henry Boothe, p. 111. Born 11/20/1851 in Wake County, North Carolina; married Miss Jimmie Lea, granddaughter of the late Judge Pryor Lea, of Goliad, Texas, in October, 1879. Relatives: Joseph Henry Boothe - grandson-in-law; Pryor Lea - grandfather-in-law. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Pryor Lea, "Appointed by Secession Convention President Oran M. Roberts as a member of the committee to prepare and publish as an 'Address to the People of Texas' an explanation of the proceedings of the Convention." Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.

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