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Claiborne Caleb Herbert

Full Name: Claiborne Caleb Herbert
Birth date: 1814
Death date: July 5, 1867

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (4) & 7th (2) (3) Legislatures
    11/2/1857 - 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) 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) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Mexican War Veteran. Claiborne Caleb Herbert, born c. 1814, death date 7/5/1867, son of Nathaniel and Clarissa (Jones) Herbert, burial in Reels Bend Cemetery, Colorado County. Colorado County Cemetery Records 2009.
  • Colonel C.C. "Claib" Herbert, p. 232. Governors Who Have Been, and Other Public Men of Texas 1921.
  • HERBERT, CLAIBORNE C. (ca. 1814-1867). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "Upon outbreak of the Civil War he was captain of a home guard at Eagle Lake, near his home. By June 1861 he was serving as an aid-de-camp in the Tenth District, comprising Milam, Burleson, Washington, Austin, and Colorado counties, where he attained the rank of colonel." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Death notice, "Death of a Congressman Elect," Evening Star (Washington, District of Columbia), 7/18/1867, p.4. "The deceased had long been a prominent politician; had been a member of both the United States and Confederate Congress." Newspapers.com .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, p. 150, Plate No. 63. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
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