Louis Cardis

Louis Cardis

Full Name: Louis Cardis
Date of birth: 1825
Date of death: October 10, 1877

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 75 Apr 18, 1876 - Oct 10, 1877 15th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Crockett, El Paso, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green
H 30 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Bexar, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, El Paso, Frio, Hidalgo, Kinney, La Salle, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, Pecos, Presidio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Zapata, Zavala, Encinal

(1) Democrat. "From Brownsville, Special to the News," 10/22/1873. "The Democratic District convention of the thirtieth district, met at Laredo, on the 15th inst. and nominated Judge Wm. H. Russell, of Cameron for senator; Col. Santos Benavides, of Webb, Louis Cardis, of El Paso, and P.F. Murphy, of Nueces, for representatives." Galveston Daily News.
(2) 30th District, Louis Cardis, P.F. Murphy, and Santos Benavides, list of members elect in typescript journal. Cardis and Murphy sworn 1/13/1874, p. 3; Jeremiah Galvan of Cameron sworn 1/14/1874, typescript journal, p. 7. House Journal. January 13, 1874 Typescript Journal

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • "Captain in Giuseppe Garibaldi's army [in Italy] before immigrating to the United States in 1854." Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Louis Cordis, El Paso, El Paso County, manufacturing/mill business during the year ending 6/1/1870. U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880. Ancestry.com.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • Census of 1870 - Louis Cordis, El Paso, El Paso County, age 41, born circa 1829 in Italy, merchant. FamilySearch.
  • Account of the death of Louis Cardis from The Messilla Valley Independent of the 13th, "Killing of Cardis by Judge Howard," The Dallas Daily Herald, 10/31/1877, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Account of the death of Louis/Lewis Cardis, "The Cardis-Howard Feud—The Mob at San Elezario, 1877," pp. 142-153. Mills, William W. Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., 1901, Chicago. Death date 10/10/1877. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. Louis Cardis, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Louis Cardis, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Louis Cardis, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Federal Relations  
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
State Affairs  
14th R.S. - 1874
Federal Relations  
Indian Affairs  
State Affairs  

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