Seventeenth Texas Legislature

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The Seventeenth Texas Legislature met from January 11, 1881 to May 5, 1882 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 1880 General Election.

Sessions[edit]

  • 17th Regular session: January 11–April 1, 1881
  • 17th First called session: April 6–May 5, 1882

Party summary[edit]

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

Lieutenant Governor
Leonidas Jefferson Storey, Democrat
President pro tempore
Edwin Hobby, Democrat, Regular session
Francis Marion Martin, Democrat, ad interim, First called session

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the House
George Robertson Reeves, Democrat

Members[edit]

Members of the Seventeenth Texas Legislature as of the beginning of the Regular Session, January 11, 1881:

Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Took office
1 Samuel Bronson Cooper Democrat 1881
2 William Wallace Weatherred 1881
3 Richard M. Wynne 1881
4 Richard L. Hightower 1881
5 William H. Tilson 1879
6 William Jesse Swain 1879
7 John Martin Duncan 1879
8 John Young Gooch 1879
9 Henry W. Lightfoot 1881
10 John C. Buchanan 1879
11 J. M. Martin 1881
12 William D. Lair Democrat 1879 (Prior: 1861–1863)
13 Anson Rainey 1881
14 Francis Marion Martin Democrat 1879 (Prior: 1859–1861)
15 John Nathaniel Henderson 1881
16 John T. Buchanan 1879
17 Walter Moses Burton Republican 1874
18 Charles Stewart 1879
19 James B. Stubbs 1881
20 William Kercheval Homan 1879
21 Andrew Jackson Harris 1881
22 Lawrence Sullivan Ross Democrat 1881
23 William R. Shannon Democrat 1879 (Prior: 1865–1867)
24 Jewett H. Davenport 1879 (Prior: 1874–1876)
25 Alexander Watkins Terrell Democrat 1876
26 A. W. Moore Democrat 1881 (Prior: 1861–1865)
27 Samuel C. Patton 1879
28 Ellsberry R. Lane 1876
29 Stephen Powers 1881
30 Augustus W. Houston Democrat 1879
31 William Henry Burges Democrat 1881

House of Representatives[edit]

Membership Changes[edit]

District Outgoing
Senator
Reason for Vacancy Successor Date of Successor's Installation
District 11 J. M. Martin Martin died March 9, 1882. William O. Davis April 6, 1882
District 16 John T. Buchanan Buchanan died January 29, 1882. James G. McDonald April 6, 1882
District 28 Ellsberry R. Lane Lane resigned February 1, 1882. Lucas H. Brown April 6, 1882
District 29 Stephen Powers Powers died after the Regular Session. Charles A. McLane April 6, 1882

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