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E.A. Blanch

E.A. Blanch
Full Name: E. A. Blanch
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • House, 9th (2) Legislature
    8/4/1862 - 11/2/1863
     
  • Senate, 8th (1) (3) Legislature
    1/14/1860 - 11/4/1861
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) E.A. Blanch, in special election 8/4/1862, succeeded Sterling B. Hendricks. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) E.A. Blanch, sworn 1/14/1860, succeeded Louis T. Wigfall, resignation announced 12/7/1859. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Mentioned as Atlanta and Pacific railroad surveyor, pp. 88, 92; special election to State Senate on 12/31/1859. "Democrats owed their victory primarily to the splitting of the vote between Marshall and Morphis . . .," p. 171; candidate for State Senate in 1866, p. 258. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 1983.
  • Discussion of 8th Legislature interregnum, Secession Convention had adopted a loyalty oath . . . "Senator Blanch came forward on March 19 [1861] with an amended oath of loyalty, and the senators all took it, despite the initial opposition of some such as Paschal and Throckmorton," p. 320. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

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