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Richard Bache

Full Name: Richard Bache, Jr.
Birth date: March 11, 1784
Death date: March 17, 1848

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 2nd (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    12/28/1847 - 3/17/1848
     
(1) Richard Bache, in special election 12/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded to unexpired term of Thomas F. McKinney, resigned after the session. Bache died 3/17/1848. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Special election date, 12/21/1847. "Our readers will notice the Proclamation of the Governor and call of the Chief Justice for an election to be held on Tuesday the 21st December, to fill the vacancy in the Senate caused by the resignation of Thos. F. McKinney." The Civilian and Galveston Gazette (Galveston, Texas), 12/18/1947, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 2nd Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. Oath of office, 12/28/1847, p. 65. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, p. 47. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • BACHE, RICHARD (1784-1848). Grandson of Benjamin Franklin; born in Philadelphia on 3/11/1784. Moved to Galveston in 1842, "represented Galveston in the Senate of the Second Texas Legislature." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • War of 1812, Philadelphia Volunteers; United States Navy; Louisiana Independent Volunteers. "Bache served as captain of the Franklin Flying Artillery of the Philadelphia Volunteers in the War of 1812. He also served in the United States Navy and as Philadelphia postmaster . . . On May 1, 1836, he was mustered into the Louisiana Independent Volunteers, commanded by J. J. Robinson, and while in service he briefly guarded Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Richard Bache, Jr., "Ben Franklin's Grandson, Bache, Had Impact on Texas," by Dr. Ken Bridges, 9/20/2019. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal .
  • Death notice, Richard Bache, Senator from Galveston County. "Death of Hon. Rich'd Bache," The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 3/18/1848, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Death notice and account of funeral, including order of the funeral procession. "Death of Maj. Bache," Democratic Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, Texas), 4/13/1848, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 187-188. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

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