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Edward A. Palmer

Full Name: Edward A. Palmer
Birth date: July 1, 1825
Death date: January 15, 1862

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 6th (3) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
     
  • House, 5th (1) Legislature
    11/11/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
  • House, 4th (2) Legislature
    1/10/1853 - 11/7/1853
     
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Palmer sworn on 11/11/1853, p. 42. House Journal .
(2) Edward A. Palmer, sworn 1/10/1853, succeeded Thomas Harrison, resigned 8/31/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 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 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Hon. Edward A. Palmer, 5th col., "a correspondent from the Civilian recommends this gentleman as a suitable candidate for the Gubernatorial chair," State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 2/21/1857, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Letter from E.A. Palmer, 2/4/1857, 7th col., regarding Civilian's mention of him as gubernatorial candidate on 2/3/1857, and upcoming Democratic State Convention, State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 2/21/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Mentioned as early Houston lawyer, p. 80. Young, Samuel Oliver. A Thumb-Nail History of the City of Houston, Texas, From Its Founding in 1836 to the Year 1912, 1912. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • "The District Judgeship," letter from Houston Bar to Edward A. Palmer requesting he be a candidate for District Judge for 7th Judicial District, vacated by P.W. Gray, 5/18/1860; Edward A. Palmer's reply, 5/19/1860. Galveston Weekly News, 5/29/1860, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, 1898, p. 160. Born 7/2/1825 in Buckingham County, Virginia, died 1/15/1862 in Houston while serving as district judge there. "He was in the Texas legislature (1852-54); was in the state senate (1855), and declined re-election." The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography .
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