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D.F. Goss D.F. Goss
Full Name: Demosthenes Franklin Goss
Date of birth: April 25, 1855
Date of death: May 11, 1925

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (6)   Democrat Seymour / Baylor Dean of the Senate.   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young, Greer
S 29 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (5)   25th (4)   Democrat Seymour / Baylor   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young, Greer
S 29 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (3)   23rd (2)   Democrat Seymour / Baylor   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young, Greer
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal .
(3) 24th Legislature - 1/8/1895, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold over senators." Senate Journal .
(4) 25th Legislature - 1/12/1897, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal .
(5) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal .
(6) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal .
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal .
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketches of members of the 25th Legislature, Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment 1897.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Ancestral File - Demosthenes Franklin Goss, birth date 4/25/1855, death date 5/11/1925. FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service .
  • D.F. Goss, birth date 4/25/1855, death date 5/11/1925. Find a Grave .
  • Demosthenes F. Goss. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Reprint of Waco Times-Herald, March 4, 1898: "Senator D.F. Goss of Baylor county, spent yesterday in the city with friends. Senator Goss is a candidate for land commissioner. He leaves today for Corsicana." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • "Judge D.F. Goss, former Senator, dies of pneumonia," 5/12/1925, p. 21. San Antonio Light .
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock-Raising (Chair) 
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Uniformity of Text-books, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Civil Code, Special  
    Education  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Land Office, Special Joint Committee to Investigate Moving the  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    North Texas Insane Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    Town and City Corporations  
     

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