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John O. Meusebach

Full Name: John O. Meusebach
Birth date: May 26, 1812
Death date: May 27, 1897

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 4th (1) (2) Legislature
    11/7/1851 - 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) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Presented credentials, qualified, and took his seat, 11/7/1851, p. 15. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • MEUSEBACH, JOHN O. (1812-1897). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • While in Germany in 1851, "word came that in his absence he had been elected to the Texas Senate," p. 143. Returned to New Braunfels after service in the Senate; later lived in Gillespie County in the War years (Civil War). Chapters 20, "Texas Forever," and 21, "Texas Senator"; mentioned on first pages of Chapters 22, "The Hearth," and 23, "A House Divided." Biography in LRL Collection, 328.764 M572K 1987. John O. Meusebach, German Colonizer in Texas 1967.
  • Biographical sketch, "German Intellectuals on the Texas Frontier," by Ira Kennedy, The Texas Hill Country, Texas History .
  • Biographical sketch, Senator John O. Meusebach of New Braunfels, pp. 211-212. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

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