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E.R. Tarver Edward Rex Tarver
Full Name: Edward Rex Tarver
Date of birth: November 3, 1840
Date of death: November 22, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 86 Jan 10, 1899 - Feb 9, 1900 26th (1) (2)   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Encinal
H 86 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Encinal

(1) Tarver was unseated 2/9/1900. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Larado [sic]. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 26th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Mr. Calvin offered the following resolution: Whereas, The Hon. E. R. Tarver of Webb county has accepted the position of county superintendent of education of Encinal county, Texas, be it Resolved, that his seat is vacant . . ., 1/23/1900, p. 3. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Edward Tarver born in 1840. Relatives: Edward R. Tarver and Hamilton Prioleau Bee - brothers-in-law. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, staff officer of General H.P. Bee, Captain. Edward Rex Tarver, death date 11/22/1910 in Webb County. Widow Mrs. E.R. Tarver of San Antonio, Bexar County, marriage date 12/20/1868 in Guadalupe County. Pension File No. 29450, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Terry's Texas Rangers; Captain, General Hamilton P. Bee's staff. Obituary, "Captain Tarver Dead: One of Laredo's Oldest Residents and War Veteran," Captain E[d]ward Rex Tarver, 11/27/1910, p. 9. Born 11/3/1840 in Lownes County, Alabama; married Miss Julia LeGette of Seguin after the Civil War; died 11/26/1910 in Laredo. "He has been city attorney, alderman, county attorney, street commissioner and served several terms in the state legislature." Laredo Weekly Times.
  • Other Resources
  • E.R. Tarver, birth date 11/3/1840, death date 11/22/1910 on grave marker, burial in Laredo City Cemetery, Webb County. Includes reprint of obituary in Laredo Times, Capt. Edward Rex Tarver, 11/27/1910. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. E.R. Tarver, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.R. Tarver, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Internal Improvements  
    Irrigation (Chair) 
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Towns and City Corporations  

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