D.F. Goss

Demosthenes Franklin 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) (2)   Democrat Seymour / Baylor Dean of the Senate. (27th)   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 25th (4)   26th (3)   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 23rd (6)   24th (5)   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) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(5) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893

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

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Demosthenes T. Goss, Baylor County, age 45, born April 1855 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Estelle T. Goss, father Ephraim Goss.
    Census of 1910 - Demosthanes F. Goss, Seymour, Baylor County, age 54, lawyer, spouse Estella.
    Census of 1920 - D.F. Goss, Seymour, Baylor County, age 64, lawyer, spouse Estell.
    FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • D.F. Goss, birth date 4/25/1855, death date 5/11/1925 in Dallas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • D.F. Goss, birth date 4/25/1855, death date 5/11/1925, burial in Masonic Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor County; biographical sketch of Honorable Demosthenes Franklin Goss. 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.
  • Death notice, "Judge D.F. Goss, Former Senator, Dies of Pneumonia," 5/12/1925, p. 21. San Antonio Light.

Photographs

  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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