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Adolphus Sterne

Full Name: Nicholas Adolphus Sterne
Birth date: April 5, 1801
Death date: March 27, 1852

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 4th (1) (2) (5) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 3/27/1852
     
  • House, 3rd (4) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
  • House, 2nd (3) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(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) Steward Miller, sworn 1/10/1853, succeeded Adolphus Sterne, died 3/27/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 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) .
(4) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., address by Representative Pollock and memorial resolution, 1/19/1853, pp. 116-119. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, pp. 175-176, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • Biography of Adolphus Sterne and his son, Charles Adolphus Sterne, pp. 37-39. Centennial History of Anderson County Texas, Showing the Development of this Important County. . . 1936.
  • Portrait, p. 129. From Slave to Statesman 1993.
  • STERNE, NICHOLAS ADOLPHUS (1801-1852). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project .
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