Third Texas Legislature

The Third Texas Legislature met from November 5, 1849 to December 3, 1850 in its regular session and two called sessions. All members of the House of Representatives and about half of the members of the Senate were elected in 1849.

SessionsEdit

  • 3rd Regular session: November 5, 1849 – February 11, 1850
  • 3rd First called session: August 12, 1850 – September 6, 1850
  • 3rd Second called session: November 18, 1850 – December 3, 1850

Party summaryEdit

OfficersEdit

SenateEdit

Lieutenant Governor
John Alexander Greer, Democrat
President pro tempore
Edward Burleson, Democrat

House of RepresentativesEdit

Speaker of the House
Charles G. Keenan, Democrat

MembersEdit

SenateEdit

Members of the Texas Senate for the Third Texas Legislature:

District Senator Party Took office
1 Matthias Ward Democrat 1849
2 Albert Hamilton Latimer Democrat 1849
3 Hart Hardin Democrat 1849
4 Albert G. Walker Democrat 1849
5 David Gage Democrat 1847
6 James F. Taylor Democrat 1849
7 Alfred M. Truitt Democrat 1849
8 John H. McRae Democrat 1847
9 John H. Moffitt Democrat 1849
10 Isaac Parker Democrat 1847
11 John B. Jones Democrat 1849
12 Isaac W. Brashear Democrat 1846
13 Jesse Grimes Democrat 1846
14 Jerome Bonaparte "Polly" Robertson Democrat 1849
15 Wilds K. Cooke Democrat 1849
16 Edward Burleson Democrat 1846
17 David Y. Portis Democrat 1849
18 Alexander H. Phillips Democrat 1846
19 Henry Lawrence Kinney Democrat 1846
20 David C. Van Derlip Democrat 1849
21 H. Clay Davis Democrat 1849
22 Benjamin Rush Wallace Democrat 1846

House of RepresentativesEdit

Members of the House of Representatives for the Third Texas Legislature:

District Representative Term start Term end Counties Represented
1 Burrell P. Smith November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Red River
2 Hardin R. Runnels November 5, 1849 November 21, 1850 Bowie, Red River
3 James S. Gillet November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Lamar
4 Alfred E. Pace November 5, 1849 September 7, 1850 Fannin
Vacant September 7, 1850 November 18, 1850
Harrison G. Hendricks November 18, 1850 November 3, 1851
5 William M. Williams November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Fannin, Lamar
6 Samuel Bogart November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Collin, Grayson
7 William M. Cochran November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Dallas, Denton
8 Johnson Wren November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Hopkins, Hunt
9 Joshua F. Johnson November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Titus
10 Marion D. Taylor November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Cass
11 Jeremiah M. Clough November 5, 1849 September 6, 1850 Harrison
Vacant September 6, 1850 November 18, 1850
Louis Wigfall November 18, 1850 November 3, 1851
12 John H. McNairy November 5, 1849 July 22, 1850 Harrison, Upshur
Vacant July 22, 1850 November 18, 1850
Joseph Taylor November 18, 1850 November 3, 1851
13 Emory Lloyd November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Rusk
14 James K. Holland November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Panola, Rusk
15 Elisha E. Lott November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Henderson, Smith
16 Benjamin F. Selman November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Cherokee
17 William N. Hardeman November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Nacogdoches
18 William G. W. Jowers November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Anderson, Houston
19 Nicholas A. Sterne November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches
20 John Polk, Jr. November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 San Augustine
21 J. M. Smith November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Shelby
22 Edgar A. Whittlesey November 5, 1849 July 14, 1850 Newton, Sabine
Vacant July 14, 1850 August 16, 1850
Joshua H. Speights August 16, 1850 November 3, 1851
23 Napoleon B. Charlton November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Jasper, Jefferson, Tyler
24 William Fields November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Liberty, Polk
25 Benjamin C. Franklin November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Galveston
Thomas F. McKinney November 21, 1849 November 3, 1851
26 J. M. Reynolds November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Harris
John Shea November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851
James W. Scott November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851
27 Guy M. Bryan November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Brazoria, Fort Bend
28 David C. Dickson November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Grimes, Montgomery
29 Charles G. Keenan November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Walker
'30 Elliott M. Millican November 5, 1849 July 15, 1850 Brazos, Leon, Robertson
Vacant July 15, 1850 November 18, 1850
John Patrick November 18, 1850 November 3, 1851
31 Edward H. Tarrant November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Limestone, Navarro
32 James C. Wilson November 5, 1849 October 15, 1850 Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Wharton
Vacant October 15, 1850 November 18, 1850
Clark L. Owen November 18, 1850 November 3, 1851
33 William E. Crump November 5, 1849 October 13, 1850 Austin, Colorado
Vacant October 13, 1850 November 18, 1850
Zimri Hunt November 18, 1850 November 3, 1851
34 William J. Russell November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Fayette
35 Benjamin E. Tarver November 5, 1849 July 21, 1850 Washington
Vacant July 21, 1850 August 12, 1850
James E. Shepard August 12, 1850 November 3, 1851
James G. Sheppard August 12, 1850 November 3, 1851
36 James Shaw November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Bastrop, Burleson
37 George E. Burney November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Milam, Williamson
38 Thomas M. Hardeman November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Caldwell, Hays, Travis
39 Darwin M. Stapp November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 DeWitt, Lavaca, Victoria
40 William H. Stewart November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe
41 William G. Crump November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Bexar
Henry M. Lewis November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851
42 R. E. Clements November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Cameron, Nueces, Starr, Webb
43 Hamilton P. Bee November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Cameron, Goliad, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb
44 Edward H. Winfield November 5, 1849 November 3, 1851 Cameron, Starr, Webb

Membership ChangesEdit

SenateEdit

District Outgoing
Senator
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
District 4 Albert G. Walker Senator Walker resigned March 30, 1850 Samuel R. Campbell[1] August 12, 1850
District 6 James F. Taylor Senator Taylor resigned October 5, 1850. James F. Taylor[2] November 18, 1850
District 11 John B. Jones In an election contest, Elisha M. Pease unseated Senator Jones on November 9, 1849. Elisha M. Pease November 9, 1849
  • ^ Campbell was elected in a special election on July 22, 1850.
  • ^ After his resignation, Taylor was reelected in a special election.

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