A. D. Rice

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Dr. Anderson Doniphan Rice
Mayor of Dallas, Texas
In office
1858–1859
Preceded by Isaac Naylor
Succeeded by John McClannahan Crockett
Personal details
Born (1818-02-02)February 2, 1818
Died October 10, 1869 (1869 -10-10) (aged 51)
Resting place Masonic Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
Nationality  USA
Spouse(s) Ann Frances Russell, Mrs. Zesiah Beeler Dillon
Children Hudson Doniphan Rice, Sally Vienna Rice, Harriet Ellen Rice
Occupation Physician
Military service
Allegiance CSA
Service/branch Co. E, 3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (South Kansas-Texas Mounted Volunteers)
Years of service 1861-1864
Rank Surgeon, Captain

Anderson Doniphan Rice (1818 – October 10, 1869) was the third mayor of Dallas, Texas, from 1858 to 1859. A physician by profession, he also served as county treasurer (1852–1854) and justice of Precinct No. 1 (1864–1866).

Biography[edit]

Rice was born in Kentucky to Hudson M. Rice and Rachel Murphy [1][2] He married Ann Frances Russell on June 24, 1852 in Dallas. After her death, he married Mrs. Zesiah Beeler Dillon on June 26, 1856 in Dallas.[3] He and his second wife had three children: Hudson D. Rice, Lena V. Rice, and Harriet V. Rice.

When Dallas held its first election for mayor, both Dr. Samuel B. Pryor and Dr. A. D. Rice were on the ballot for the office. Dr. Pryor won that first election in 1856. In August 1858, Dr. Rice was elected the third mayor.[4]

In 1861 Dr. Rice joined Company E of the Third Texas Cavalry as a surgeon, at the rank of either Captain [5] or Private (sources differ).[6] He died in 1869 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Dallas. He was also a member of Tannehill Lodge No. 52, A. F. and A. M.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marie Louise Giles. The early history of medicine in Dallas, 1841-1900. Thesis (M.A.), University of Texas, 1951
  2. ^ John H. Cochran. Dallas County, a record of its pioneers and progress.
  3. ^ Dallas County, Texas Marriage Index. Aug 1846 - Oct 1963 "R"(microfilm).
  4. ^ Brown, John Henry. History of Dallas County, Texas : from 1837 to 1887, Book, 1887; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14390 : accessed December 01, 2010), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries, Denton, Texas.
  5. ^ Marie Louise Giles. The early history of medicine in Dallas, 1841-1900. Thesis (M.A.), University of Texas, 1951
  6. ^ National Park Service. Civil War Soldier and Sailors System.