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Elisha Lott

Elisha Lott
Full Name: Elisha Everett Lott
Birth date: February 24, 1820
Death date: January 17, 1864

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (8) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • Senate, 7th (4) (11) (14) & 6th (9) (12) (13) Legislatures
    11/5/1855 - 11/7/1859
     
  • Senate, 5th (5) (10) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
  • House, 4th (3) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • House, 3rd (7) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
  • House, 2nd (2) (6) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(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. Lott, Nacogdoches County. House Journal .
(3) Democrat - E.E. Lott of Smith, Democratic State Convention, January 8-9, 1852, Austin (Delegate to the National Convention), p. 50. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas 1916.
(4) 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) .
(5) 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) .
(6) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(7) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(8) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(9) 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 .
(10) 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 .
(11) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. 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) 6th Legislature - "The Know-Nothings claimed to have won 11 of 33 seats in the Senate in 1855. Although only 5 - John Caldwell, William H. Martin, William M. Taylor, James W. Flanagan, and Elisha E. Lott - can be positively identified . . .", p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
(14) 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

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, p. 126. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • LOTT, ELISHA EVERETT (1820-1864). "He represented Smith County in the state House of Representatives from 1847 to 1853 and in the Senate from 1857 to 1861." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," October 1965, pp. 163-173. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project .
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