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Samuel Augustus Maverick

Samuel Augustus Maverick
Full Name: Samuel Augustus Maverick, Sr.
Birth date: July 23, 1803
Death date: September 2, 1870

Terms of Service

(1) Listed in "Senators holding over: 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) .
(2) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(3) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Senate Journal .
(4) 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

  • Portrait, 9th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal .
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Samuel A. Maverick, age 51, native state South Carolina, emigrated from Alabama in 1835, lawyer, postoffice San Antonio, Bexar County. House Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Samuel Augustus Maverick, birth date 7/23/1803, death date 9/2/1870, burial in City Cemetery No. 1, San Antonio, Bexar County. BillionGraves .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 135. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • MAVERICK, SAMUEL AUGUSTUS (1803-1870). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • MAVERICK COUNTY named for Samuel A. Maverick. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Samuel A. Maverick, pp. 594-595. Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory 1895.
  • "Who You Callin' a Maverick?", 10/5/2008. New York Times .
  • Mentioned as candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1857 (Francis Lubbock won election). State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 2/28/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Champion of Underdogs Was S.A. Icon," 1/29/2003. Relatives: Samuel Maverick - great-grandfather, Maury Maverick, Jr. - great-grandson. San Antonio Express-News .
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.
  • Samuel Augustus Maverick, Sr. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, Samuel Augustus Maverick. Curtis Bishop, "Historic Names in the 54th: Descendants of many who made early Texas history carry on family traditions of service to their State as members of the 54th Legislature," Volume XVI, Number 1, June 1955, pp. 37, 38, 40. Texas Parade .
  • Mentioned in The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain 1965.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 259-260. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • Book in LRL collection, 328.764 M45M 1989. Turn Your Eyes Toward Texas: Pioneers Sam and Mary Maverick 1989.
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