Tenth Texas Legislature

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The Tenth Texas Legislature met from November 2, 1863 to November 15, 1864 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 1863.

Sessions[edit]

  • 10th Regular session: November 2–December 16, 1863
  • 10th First called session: May 9–28, 1864
  • 10th Second called session: October 17–November 15, 1864

Party summary[edit]

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

Lieutenant Governor
Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale
President pro tempore
Robert Henry Guinn, Democrat

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the House 
M. D. K. Taylor, Democrat

Members[edit]

Members of the Tenth Texas Legislature at the beginning of the regular session, November 2, 1863:

Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Took office
1 Rufus K. Hartley Democrat 1861
2 Napolean B. Charlton Democrat 1863
3 Henry M. Kinsey Democrat 1863
4 Spearman Holland Democrat 1863
5 Jesse H. Parsons Democrat 1859
6 Stephen W. Beasley Democrat 1861
7 John W. Moore Democrat 1861
8 Gilbert H. Wootten Democrat 1863
9 Rice Maxey Democrat 1862
10 Robert Henry Guinn Democrat 1853
11 William G. W. Jowers Democrat 1863 (First time: 1853–1855)
12 Benjamin T. Selman Democrat 1861
13 Jefferson Weatherford Democrat 1861 (First time: 1853–1857)
14 James B. Davis Democrat 1863
15 James W. Throckmorton Democrat 1863 (First time: 1857–1861)
16 A. N. Jordan Democrat 1861
17 David Catchings Dickson Democrat 1861
18 John W. Durant Democrat 1861
19 Thomas C. Neal Democrat 1863
20 William Quayle Democrat 1863
21 Daniel Montague Democrat 1863
22 John T. Harcourt Democrat 1861
23 Chauncey Berkeley Shepard Democrat 1857
24 Samuel Addison White Democrat 1863 (First time: 1855–1857)
25 Spencer Ford Democrat 1863
26 A. W. Moore Democrat 1863
27 John A. Heiskell Democrat 1863
28 George E. Burney Democrat 1863
29 Pryor Lea Democrat 1861
30 N. A. Mitchell Democrat 1861
31 A. O. Cooley Democrat 1863
32 Edward R. Hord Democrat 1863 (First time: 1855–1857)
33 James Wiley Magoffin Democrat 1863

House of Representatives[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

Senate[edit]

District Outgoing
Senator
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
District 3 Henry M. Kinsey Kinsey’s death was announced on February 10, 1865 None
District 19 Thomas C. Neal Neal died September 13, 1863 William C. Wilson November 5, 1863
District 19 William C. Wilson Wilson resigned April 23, 1864 William Mynatt Peck May 17, 1864
District 25 Spencer Ford Ford resigned June 2, 1865 None
District 26 A. W. Moore Moore resigned May 1, 1865 None
District 30 N. A. Mitchell Mitchell died after the end of the regular session William B. Knox[1] May 9, 1864
  • ^ District 30: Knox was elected in special election held April 25, 1864.

House of Representatives[edit]

District Outgoing
Representative
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
District 42 John H. Prince Prince died April 18, 1864 William R. Shannon[2] after May 4, 1864
  • ^ District 42: Shannon was elected in special election held May 4, 1864.

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