Charles S. West

Charles Shannon West

Full Name: Charles Shannon West
Date of birth: September 24, 1829
Date of death: October 23, 1885

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Austin / Travis   Travis

(1) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Charles S. West, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. C.S. West, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Capitol Appropriations, Construction, and Furniture  
Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
County and County Boundaries  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Public Buildings (Chair) 
Public Printing  
Slaves and Slavery  

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