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Anthony Martin Branch

Anthony Martin Branch
Full Name: Anthony Martin Branch
Birth date: July 16, 1823
Death date: October 3, 1867

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 9th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 1/14/1862
     
  • House, 8th (6) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
(1) "Although a Unionist, he [Branch] resigned from the Senate and on 3/20/1862, enlisted in the Confederate Army." Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) David C. Dickson, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Anthony M. Branch, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 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 .
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Anthony M. Branch's last vote in Senate, 1/11/1862, p. 261. Senate Journal .
(6) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .

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 .

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