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Rufus Doane

Full Name: Rufus Doane
Birth date: 1810
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 6th (4) (6) & 5th (2) (5) Legislatures
    11/7/1853 - 11/2/1857
     
  • Senate, 4th (1) (3) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) 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 .
(3) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal .
(4) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(5) 5th Legislature - "In part due to the redistricting and the increase in the number of members, the returning senators found themselves a minority of six: James H. Armstrong, Joseph H. Burks, Rufus Doane, Hardin Hart, William T. Scott, and M.D.K. Taylor," pp. 241, 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
(6) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Rufus Doane, age 43 in 1853, native state Massachusetts, emigrated from Missouri, mechanic, postoffice San Elizario, El Paso County, p. 457. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • "Concordia, the residence of the Hon. Rufus Doane, present senator from El Paso county, more generally known upon the frontier as Old Joe Doane . . ." Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 4/1/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 209. Born in Massachusetts, El Paso county sheriff in 1850. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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