John Adriance

John Adriance

Full Name: John Adriance
Date of birth: November 10, 1818
Date of death: December 7, 1903

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Columbia / Brazoria   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda

(1) Columbia was founded in 1826; Columbia served as the capital of the Republic of Texas from September to December 1836, before it was moved to Houston. The town was later renamed West Columbia. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) "Our Legislative Ticket . . .", Tuesday supplement, 11/12/1872, p. 1. "We feel confident now that the Hon. Thomas M. Joseph, the Hon. Alexander Rossy, and the Hon. John Adriance are elected to the Legislature by at least two hundred majority."
"Legislators Elected," 11/14/1872, p. 2. "Those marked with a star are Radicals, the others Liberals: Twelfth District - Thomas M. Joseph, Alexander Rossy, and John Adriance (no stars)." Galveston Daily News.
(3) "The Election for Representatives," Wednesday evening, 11/13/1872, p. 3. Shows election results for representative from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties, "as appears from the official returns": T.J. Joseph, 2,822 votes; Alex Rossy, 2,814 votes, J Adriance, 2,818. Galveston Tri-Weekly Civilian.
(4) Representative apportionment - Constitution of 1869, Article III, ยง 39. Representative District 12: 1 Senator, 3 Representatives. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • John Adriance quoted extensively on the history of the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Columbia in "An Historic Relic," 1/9/1898, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Our Fraternal Dead," 12/8/1904, p. 8. Notice of death for John Adriance, death date 12/10/1903. Notice of death for Robert M. Harkness, death date 3/30/1904. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned, Kemp, L.W. "The Capitol (?) at Columbia," Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 3-9. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.


  • Photograph. John Adriance, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. John Adriance, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Claims and Accounts  
Communication from the Governor  
Comptroller of Public Accounts and State Treasurer, Examine  
Internal Improvements  
Payment of Treasury Warrants (Chair) 

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