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Franklin H. Merriman

Full Name: Franklin H. "Frank" Merriman
Birth date: January 13, 1813
Death date: March 17, 1871

Terms of Service

  • House, 11th (2) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
  • Senate, 4th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/5/1851 - 8/31/1852
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Mark Potter, sworn 1/12/1853, succeeded Franklin H. Merriman, resigned 8/31/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Oath of office, 11/5/1851, p. 9. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Franklin H. Merriman, born 1813 in Connecticut; death date 3/17/1871 in Galveston, Texas; death notice, biographical sketch transcribed from Ecclesiastical and other sketches of Southington, Conn., by Timlow, Heman Rowlee, 1831-1892, published 1875 (Merriman's birth date 1/13/1813); burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston. Find a Grave . Biographical sketch
  • MERRIMAN, FRANKLIN H. (1813-1871). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Frank H. Merriman, mentioned pp. 210, 214. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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