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Isaac Parker

Full Name: Isaac Parker
Birth date: April 7, 1793
Death date: April 14, 1883

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
     
  • Senate, 4th (3) (6) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • Senate, 3rd (2) (5) (7) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
  • Senate, 2nd (1) & 1st (4) (8) (9) (10) Legislatures
    2/16/1846 - 11/5/1849
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(3) 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.
(4) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/3/1851, p. 3. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by Districts, the following gentlemen appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal .
(7) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1849, p. 3. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following gentlemen presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal .
(8) 1st Legislature - 2/16/1846, p. 4. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following members appeared and took their seats...on motion of Mr. Grimes, the Senators came forward and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal .
(9) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal .
(10) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, p. 148. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • PARKER, ISAAC (1793-1883). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • PARKER COUNTY named for Isaac Parker. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 1-4, Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Account of a campaign exchange between Isaac Parker and Dr. J.W. Jowers, p. 4-10. Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Biographical sketch and political career, pp. 127-128, 165. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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