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Edwin B. Scarborough

Full Name: Edwin B. Scarborough
Birth date: 1822
Death date: October 7, 1862

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 9th (1) (6) (7) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 10/7/1862
     
  • Senate, 8th (11) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • Senate, 7th (2) (8) (13) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
  • Senate, 6th (10) (12) & 5th (3) (4) (5) (9) Legislatures
    11/7/1853 - 11/2/1857
     
(1) Edward R. Hord, sworn 2/11/1863, succeeded Edwin B. Scarborough, murdered 10/7/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." 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) .
(3) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) 5th Legislature - Report from Committee on Privileges and Elections relative to the election contest between E.B. Barton and E.B. Scarborough, 11/14/1853, p. 43. Senate Journal .
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 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 .
(8) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(9) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(10) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(11) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned in appointments to Senate committees, 11/9/1859, p. 10. Senate Journal .
(12) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
(13) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Edwin B. Scarborough, native state Georgia, emigrated from Florida in 1846, age 31 in 1853, printer, postoffice Brownsville, Cameron County, p. 458. House Journal .
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

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