Eighteenth Texas Legislature

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The Eighteenth Texas Legislature met from January 9, 1883 to February 6, 1884 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 the 1882 general election.

Sessions[edit]

  • 18th Regular session: January 9–April 13, 1883
  • 18th First called session: January 8–February 6, 1884

Party summary[edit]

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

Lieutenant Governor
Francis Marion Martin, Democrat
President pro tempore
Augustus W. Houston, Democrat, Regular session
Samuel Bronson Cooper, Democrat, ad interim, First called session

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the House
Charles Reese Gibson, Democrat

Members[edit]

Members of the Eighteenth Texas Legislature as of the beginning of the Regular Session, January 9, 1883:

Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Took office
1 Samuel Bronson Cooper Democrat 1881
2 Frank L. Johnson 1883
3 William Henry Pope Democrat 1883
4 John A. Peacock 1883
5 E. A. King 1883
6 John C. Buchanan 1879
7 John Young Gooch 1879
8 Mansel Y. Randolph 1883
9 James W. Jones 1883
10 Asa E. Stratton, Jr. 1883
11 Samuel C. Patton 1879
12 Alvah Chesley 1883
13 John P. Fowler 1883
14 James S. Perry 1883
15 Lochlin Johnson Farrar 1883
16 Barnett Gibbs 1883
17 John Johnson 1883
18 William O. Davis 1882
19 Avery L. Matlock 1883
20 William R. Shannon Democrat 1879 (Prior: 1865–1867)
21 William H. Getzendaner 1883
22 John A. Martin 1883
23 Andrew Jackson Harris 1881
24 Alexander Watkins Terrell Democrat 1876
25 George Pfeuffer 1883
26 Rudolph Kleberg 1883
27 Norman G. Collins 1883
28 Augustus W. Houston Democrat 1879
29 James Richard Fleming Democrat 1883
30 John Henry Traylor 1883
31 William A. Evans 1883

House of Representatives[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

District Outgoing
Senator
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
District 10 Asa E. Stratton, Jr. Stratton resigned May 14, 1884. Vacant
District 19 Avery L. Matlock Matlock resigned September 24, 1884. Vacant

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