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Dr. Absolom C. Oliver Dr. Absolom C. Oliver
Full Name: Absolom Carter Oliver
Date of birth: June 23, 1839
Date of death: March 4, 1929

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Aug 13, 1913 - Aug 21, 1913 33rd (1) (2) (3) (5) (9) (10) (11)   Democrat Atlanta / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
H 2 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (4) (6) (12)   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Cass
H 2 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (13)   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Cass
H 16 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Cass
H 11 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (7) (8)   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
(1) "State Senator Briefly: Dr. A.C. Oliver Accepts Superintendency of Confederate Home, Vacating Seat from First District," 8/22/1913, p. 9. Galveston Daily News 1884.
(2) Special election 7/19/1913, "Overwhelming Defeat for Three Amendments. . .Dr. E.I. Clark Wins in Eighteenth Senatorial; Tom B. Coe Leads in Twelfth Representative; E.M. Greer Elected in Seventh Senatorial; H.R. Greer Elected 125th Representative," 7/20/1913, p. 1. Galveston Daily News 1884.
(3) Special election date, 7/19/1913. "East Texas Vote for a Legislator: Close Race in Twelfth Representative and First Senatorial Districts; James A. Harley Elected: Seguin Man Unopposed for Senator From Twenty-First District," 7/21/1913, p. 2. Notes close contest in House of Representatives District 12 between Tom B. Coe of Kountze and "Milton Rich of Wallisville." Galveston Daily News 1884.
(4) District 2: Cass County; District 4: Red River County [Chambers]; 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas .
(5) Absolom C. Oliver, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 8/13/1913, succeeded Horace W. Vaughan, resigned 4/1/1913. John M. Henderson, sworn 9/11/1914, succeeded Absolom C. Oliver, resigned 8/21/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) District 2, Cass County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Home address - Daingerfield; home county - Morris. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) Home post office - Douglassville; home county - Cass; occupation - physician; nativity - Alabama; politics - democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas . . . 1881.
(9) "Prohibition an issue in the Legislature...liquor question also blocks seating of Senator Oliver," 8/7/1913, p. 5, describes election contest between Dr. A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler. San Antonio Light .
(10) Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections, Contested election, A.C. Oliver and C.A. Wheeler, first senatorial district special election held on July 19, 1913. Senate Journal .
(11) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 22nd, 25th, and 26th House, and the Pocket Directory of the 17th Legislature of Texas. Texas Legislative Manual .
(12) District 4: Cass County. Home post office Douglasville. Texas Legislative Manual .
(13) Oliver elected to the 25th Legislature as a Democrat, p. 151. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment 1897.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 41st Legislature, 3/9/1929, p. 1503. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • SR 93, 41st Legislature, 3/8/1929, p. 1253. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketches of members of the 25th Legislature, Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment 1897.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. Absolom C. Oliver, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. Absolom C. Oliver, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. Absolom C. Oliver, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Middle name Carter; spouse Fannie Ringgold. FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service .
  • Genealogist's query includes Absolom Carter Oliver - birth date 6/23/1839; death date 3/4/1929. Genealogy.com 2004.
  • Census of 1880 lists Absalem Oliver of Cass county - physician, age 39, born in Alabama. HeritageQuest Online 1999.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor  
    Public Health  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries and Convict Farms, Special (Chair) 
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Asylums  
    State Insane Asylum at Austin, Special  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Irrigation  
    North Texas Asylum at Terrell  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    17th R.S. - 1881
    County and County Boundaries  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
     

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