Alexander H. Phillips

Full Name: Alexander H. Phillips
Date of birth: June 16, 1804
Date of death: June 24, 1880

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Nov 9, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3)     Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, DeWitt, Gonzales, Jackson, Matagorda, Victoria
S 17 Feb 16, 1846 - Mar 1, 1848 1st (5) (6) (7) (8)   2nd (4)     Victoria / Victoria   Gonzales, Jackson, Victoria

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. Oath of office, 11/9/1849, p. 103. Senate Journal.
(4) Phillips resigned 3/1/1848. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Anti tariff. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(7) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(8) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

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3rd R.S. - 1849
Archives of Martin De Leon's Colony (Co-Chair) 
Claims and Accounts  
Fire-Proof General Land Office Building, Governor's Message  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Judiciary (Chair) 
Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  
Quieting Land Titles West of the Nueces River, Governor's Message  
Senate Rules, Select  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Adjutant General's Office (Chair) 
Apportionment, Privileges and Elections  
Education (Chair) 
Post Routes  
Public Lands  
1st R.S. - 1846
Judicial Districts, Select  

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