Legislative Reference Library

Texas Legislators: Past & Present

Edward Thomas Broughton, Jr.

E.T. Broughton
Full Name: Edward Thomas "Tom" Broughton, Jr.
Birth date: April 13, 1834
Death date: February 11, 1874

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (7) & 12th (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Included on roster of members of the 13th Legislature as a Democrat. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) Name listed E.T. in provisional session. Senate Journal .
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(5) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(6) "Like Captain Samuel Evans of neighboring District Twenty-One, he [Broughton] was unwilling to ally himself with any of the political coteries. He ran for the Senate against both a Democrat and a Republican and was elected," p. 91. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
(7) Fifteen members of the 13th Legislature were conservative Democrats. These fifteen were joined by E. Thomas Broughton and Captain Samuel Evans, "both returning conservative independents," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Portrait, biographical sketch, and letters of Edward Thomas Broughton to Mary Elizabeth Douglas Broughton (1861-1864). Battle of Raymond 1998.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Edward Thomas Broughton, Sr. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Edward Thomas Broughton and the Johnson Guards historical marker, Prairieville, Kaufman County, Texas. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Portraits, biography, poetry, and obituary of Edward Thomas Broughton, Jr.. Date of death 2/11/1874. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company C, 7th Texas Infantry, later Lieutenant Colonel. Biographical sketch, E. Thomas Broughton, p. 42. Born in 1834. Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
LRL Home | View full site