Ninth Texas Legislature

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The Ninth Texas Legislature met from November 4, 1861 to March 7, 1863 in its regular session and one called session. All members of the House of Representatives and about half of the members of the Senate were elected in 1861.

Sessions[edit]

  • 9th Regular session: November 4, 1861 – January 14, 1862
  • 9th First called session: February 2–March 7, 1863]

Party summary[edit]

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

Lieutenant Governor
John McClannahan Crockett
President pro tempore
Robert Henry Guinn, Regular session, First called session

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the House 
Constantine W. Buckley, Democrat, November 4, 1861 – December 7, 1861
Nicholas Henry Darnell,[1] Democrat, 7 December 1861–1862
Constantine W. Buckley, Democrat, 1863

Members[edit]

Members of the Ninth Texas Legislature at the beginning of the regular session, November 4, 1861

Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Took office
1 Rufus K. Hartley Democrat 1861
2 Anderson F. Crawford Democrat 1861
3 M. W. Wheeler Democrat 1861
4 Lewis F. Casey Democrat 1861
5 Jesse H. Parsons Democrat 1861
6 Matthew Fielding Locke Democrat 1861
7 John W. Moore Democrat 1861
8 William C. Batte Democrat 1861
9 Samuel Bell Maxey[2] Democrat 1861
10 Robert Henry Guinn Democrat 1861
11 John H. Burnett Democrat 1861 (First time: 1853–1857)
12 Benjamin T. Selman Democrat 1861
13 Jefferson Weatherford Democrat 1861
14 John F. Crawford Democrat 1863
15 J. J. Dickson Democrat 1857
16 A. N. Jordan[3] Democrat 1861
17 Anthony Martin Branch Democrat 1861
18 John W. Durant Democrat 1861
19 John Boyd Democrat 1863
20 Alfred T. Obenchain Democrat 1863
21 Robert H. Graham Democrat 1853
22 John T. Harcourt Democrat 1861
23 Chauncey Berkeley Shepard Democrat 1861
24 George Preston Finlay Democrat 1861
25 Stephen Heard Darden Democrat 1861
26 Nathan George Shelley Democrat 1861
27 John N. Houston Democrat 1859
28 George Bernard Erath Democrat 1863 (First time: 1855–1857)
29 Pryor Lea Democrat 1861
30 N. A. Mitchell[4] Democrat 1863
31 Erastus Reed Democrat 1861
32 Edwin B. Scarborough Democrat 1853
33 Henry C. Cook Democrat 1861

House of Representatives[edit]

Membership Changes[edit]

Senate[edit]

District Outgoing
Senator
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
2 Anderson F. Crawford Crawford resigned before February 2, 1863. James W. Andres February 2, 1863
6 Matthew Fielding Locke Locke resigned before December 16, 1861. Stephen W. Beasley December 16, 1861
9 Samuel Bell Maxey Samuel B. Maxey joined the Confederate States Army and did not return to serve in the legislature. Rice Maxey[5] after August 4, 1862
11 John H. Burnett Burnett resigned before February 2, 1863. Leroy W. Cooper February 2, 1863
14 John F. Crawford Crawford resigned September 21, 1863. James B. Davis[6] after October 24, 1863
15 J. J. Dixon Dixon resigned before February 2, 1863. William D. Lair February 2, 1863
17 Anthony Martin Branch Senator Branch resigned in 1862 to serve in the Confederate States Army. David Catchings Dickson February 2, 1863
20 Alfred T. Obenchain Obenchain resigned February 15, 1862 William Quayle February 3, 1863
24 George Preston Finlay Finlay resigned before February 2, 1863. Samuel Addison White February 2, 1863
25 Stephen Heard Darden Darden resigned before February 2, 1863. Spencer Ford February 2, 1863
26 Nathan George Shelley Shelley resigned April 1, 1862. A. W. Moore February 2, 1863
28 George Bernard Erath Erath resigned before February 2, 1863. George E. Burney February 2, 1863
32 Edwin B. Scarborough Scarborough was murdered on October 7, 1862. Edward R. Hord February 11, 1863

House of Representatives[edit]

District Outgoing
Representative
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
Unknown Nicholas Henry Darnell Representative Darnell resigned in 1862 to serve in the Confederate States Army. Unknown Unknown
Unknown Alfred Marmaduke Hobby Representative Hobby in 1861 to serve in the Confederate States Army. Unknown Unknown
Unknown William Amos Wortham Representative Wortham resigned in 1861 to serve in the Confederate States Army. Unknown Unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darnell resigned in 1862 to serve in the Confederate States Army.
  2. ^ District 9: Maxey never appeared.
  3. ^ District 16: Jordan did not attend the First called session until February 27, 1863.
  4. ^ District 30: Mitchell did not attend the First called session.
  5. ^ District 9: Rice Maxey was elected in a special election on August 4, 1862 to succeed his son, Samuel Bell Maxey.
  6. ^ District 14: James B. Davis was elected in a special election on October 24, 1863.

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