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Jose Antonio Navarro
Full Name: Jose Antonio Navarro
Date of birth: February 27, 1795
Date of death: January 13, 1871

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1) (2) (3)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 18 Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (4) (5) (6)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 2nd Legislature - Roll of Districts, oath of office, 12/13/1847, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(4) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "first class" (2-year term). Senate Journal.
(5) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(6) 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.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 1st Legislature - Reuben M. Potter selected as interpreter for Senator Navarro, p. 10. Senate Journal.
  • 2nd Legislature - Senator Navarro allowed an interpreter to be paid out of the Senate contingent fund, p. 49. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 144-145. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • NAVARRO, JOSÉ ANTONIO (1795-1871) Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography in LRL collection, 976.4 N228M 2010. José Antonio Navarro: in Search of the American Dream in Nineteenth Century Texas, 2010.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Lone Star Junction, 1995.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 170-171. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Navarro, Jose Antonio. Cenotaph. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Jose Antonio Navarro, birth date 2/27/1795, death date 1/13/1871, photo, burial in San Fernando Cemetery, San Antonio. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in TEJANO POLITICS. Listed among the Tejanos who served in the Texas House and Senate. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Relatives: Jose Francisco Ruiz (Texas Senate, 1st Congress) - uncle, Jose Antonio Navarro - nephew. Jose Antonio Navarro - father, Angel Navarro III - son. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • Mentioned in Tejanos in Gray: Civil War Letters of Captains Joseph Rafael de La Garza and Manuel Yturri, 2011.
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