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Ebenezer Lafayette Dohoney

E.L. Dohoney
Full Name: Ebenezer Lafayette "Eben" Dohoney, Sr.
Other surnames: Dahoney
Birth date: October 13, 1832
Death date: March 29, 1919

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (7) & 12th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
    Democrat
(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) E.L. Dohoney. House Journal .
(3) Ebenezer L. Dohoney. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 1962.
(4) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Request of R. Peterson to lay claims to the Senate seat occupied by E.L. Dohoney of the 11th Senatorial district tabled, 2/14/1870. Senate Journal .
(5) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(6) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(7) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Portrait and discussion of anti-secession speeches included in account of vigilantism in the Sulphur Forks watershed counties of East Texas, pp. 35-41. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas 2000.
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas 2000.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 127-128. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas 2000.
  • Biography, pp. 28-41. Birth date 10/12/1832. Constitutional Convention, a New Beginning: Two Constitutions, 1875 and 1974 1974.
  • DOHONEY, EBENEZER LAFAYETTE (1832-1919). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News .
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company H, 9th Texas Cavalry. Ebenezer Lafayette Dohoney. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
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