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Rice Maxey

Full Name: Rice Maxey
Birth date: July 23, 1800
Death date: January 11, 1878

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 10th (2) (4) Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
  • Senate, 9th (1) (3) Legislature
    2/2/1863 - 11/2/1863
(1) Rice Maxey, by special election 8/4/1862, succeeded his son, Samuel B. Maxey, member-elect, who had joined the Confederate Army on 5/25/1861, leaving District 9 without representation during the Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Roll of Senators-elect to fill vacancies, oath of office administered, 2/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) Member roster, 10th Legislature, 1st Called Session, Member not present during the session. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and photos, Sam Bell Maxey. "Information from the Historical Narrative accompanying the Texas Historical Commission marker application." Mentions Rice Maxey. Confederate Soldiers & the War Between the States in Northeast Texas: Including Delta, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River, and Titus Counties 2008.
  • Rice Maxey, birth date 7/23/1800, death date 1/11/1878, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Includes reprint of obituary from The Texas Baptist Herald. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News .
  • Biographical sketch, Rice and Sam Bell Maxey and photo of Rice Maxey's tombstone in Evergreen Cemetery (birth date 7/23/1800, death date 1/11/1878). Excerpt from "History of 847 & 913 Church Street: A Project Completed for Pike Burkhart," by Skipper Steely, Historian. The Maxey Minute, Volume 2, Issue 2, November 2010. Sam Bell Maxey House: State Historic Site. Texas Historical Commission .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait of Samuel Bell Maxey, pp. 8-9, succeeded by father (Relatives: Samuel Bell Maxey - son, Rice Maxey - father). Election to U.S. Senate, pp. 206-208, and caucus in 20th Legislature for U.S. Senator, pp. 375-376. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Committee Information

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