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Benjamin Holland Epperson

Benjamin Holland Epperson
Full Name: Benjamin Holland "Ben" Epperson
Birth date: November 3, 1826
Death date: September 6, 1878

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
  • House, 8th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • House, 2nd (2) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(1) "In April 1860 two seemingly unrelated meetings of Unionists occurred . . . The newly created Constitutional Union party met in the Tyler courthouse to nominate delegates to that party's national convention. A.M. Gentry, . . . Anthony Bannon Norton, Benjamin Holland Epperson, and Lemuel D. Evans, completed a quartet made up of two Whigs, a Know-Nothing, and a Union Democrat. "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 444. Journal of Southern History .
(2) 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) .
(3) Mentioned as an "old-line Whig" in "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 245. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
(4) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .

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