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James H. Durst
Full Name: James H. Durst
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: April 24, 1858

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Nov 8, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2)     Rio Grande City / Starr   Kinney, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb

(1) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) 5th Legislature - Senators elect M.M. Potter, Isaac L. Hill, William T. Scott, and James H. Durst "came forward, presented their credentials, were qualified and took their seats," 11/8/1853, p. 6. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, born 1819 in Nacogdoches, left for Starr County in south Texas after death of his wife in late November, 1843. Elected to state Senate from Starr County in 1853, serving until 1855; died on his ranch in Nueces County, Texas, on 4/24/1858. John B. Armstrong: Texas Ranger and Pioneer Ranchman by Chuck Parsons, pp. 75-76. Google Books.
  • DURST, JAMES H. (ca. 1819-1858). "From 1838 to 1839 Durst was captain of a company of Texas Rangers and was involved in actions against the Cherokees." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical notes, p. 246. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Indian Affairs  
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    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Spirituous Liquors, Sale of  
    State Affairs  

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