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William Saufley William Saufley
Full Name: William Patton Saufley
Date of birth: 1823
Date of death: 1878

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Davis (Cass)

(1) Democrat in 1876 nomination for Marion County Judge, "Democratic Nominations for County Offices," 1/17/1876. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal.
(3) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • SAUFLEY, WILLIAM PATTON (1823-1878?). "Although William Saufley is purported to have died in 1878 in Marion County, this information could not be verified, and he is not buried with his family." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in STOCKADE CASE. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Introduced resolution on 8/19/1866 calling for establishment of state cemetery, p. 76. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Saufley, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Manufacturing and Commerce  
    Penitentiary, Select (Co-Chair) 
     

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