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Charles Shannon West

Charles S. West
Full Name: Charles Shannon West
Birth date: September 24, 1829
Death date: October 23, 1885

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (1) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
(1) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, Number 3, January 1967, pp. 414, 416-417, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. Charles S. West, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. C.S. West, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Other Resources

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