Seventh Texas Legislature

The Seventh Texas Legislature met from November 2, 1857 to February 16, 1858 in its regular session. All members of the House of Representatives and about half of the members of the Senate were elected in 1857.

SessionsEdit

  • 7th Regular session: November 2, 1857 – February 16, 1858

Party summaryEdit

OfficersEdit

SenateEdit

Lieutenant Governor
Francis Richard Lubbock, Democrat
President pro tempore
M. D. K. Taylor, Democrat, Regular session
Samuel A. Maverick, Democrat, Ad interim

House of RepresentativesEdit

Speaker of the House
William S. Taylor, Democrat, 1857–18 January 1858[1]
Matthew Fielding Locke, Democrat, 18 January 1858–1859[2]

MembersEdit

Members of the Seventh Texas Legislature at the beginning of the regular session, November 2, 1857:

SenateEdit

District Senator Party Took office
1 Solomon H. Pirkey Democrat 1855
2 Johnson Wren Democrat 1853
3 Robert H. Taylor Democrat 1855
4 James W. Throckmorton Democrat 1857
5 Albert G. Walker Democrat 1857 (First time: 1849–1851)
6 Jonathan Russell Democrat 1855
7 M. D. K. Taylor Democrat 1851
8 Louis T. Wigfall Democrat 1857
9 Malcolm D. Graham Democrat 1857
10 Elisha Everett Lott Democrat 1853
11 Robert Henry Guinn Democrat 1853
12 William M. Taylor Democrat 1855
13 John N. Fall Democrat 1857
14 James A. Truitt Democrat 1855 (First time: 1851–1853)
15 James M. Burroughs Democrat 1855
16 Henry C. Pedigo Democrat 1853
17 Mark M. Potter Democrat 1851
18 Hiram George Runnels Democrat 1857
19 Jesse Grimes Democrat 1855 (First time: 1846–1853)
20 Chauncey Berkeley Shepard Democrat 1857
21 Elliot McNeil Millican Democrat 1853
22 William Harrison "Howdy" Martin Democrat 1853
23 George Bernard Erath Democrat 1857
24 George E. Quinan Democrat 1857
25 John Caldwell Democrat 1855
26 Fletcher S. Stockdale Democrat 1857
27 Henry Eustace McCulloch Democrat 1855
28 Edwin B. Scarborough Democrat 1853
29 Forbes Britton Democrat 1857
30 Isaiah Addison Paschal Democrat 1857 (First time: 1853–1855)
31 Samuel A. Maverick Democrat 1855
32 Claiborne C. Herbert Democrat 1857
33 Archibald C. Hyde Democrat 1857

House of RepresentativesEdit

Membership ChangesEdit

SenateEdit

District Outgoing
Senator
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
District 18 Hiram George Runnels Runnells did not appear and died on December 17, 1857. Benjamin F. Tankersly January 20, 1858
District 21 Elliot McNeil Millican McNeill resigned before the session. David M. Whaley January 12, 1858

House of RepresentativesEdit

District Outgoing
Member
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
Unknown William S. Taylor Taylor died on July 22, 1858. Unknown after July 22, 1858

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Taylor took leave of absence December 26, 1857 and resigned January 18, 1858 because of illness.
  2. ^ Locke, as Speaker pro tempore, had served as Speaker from December 26, 1857 when Taylor had taken leave because of illness.

ReferencesEdit

  • Texas. Legislature. Legislative Council. (2002). Presiding officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2002: prepared by the Research Division of the Texas Legislative Council (Rev. 2002 ed.). Austin, Texas: The Council. OCLC 49526832.

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