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E.G. Maetze E.G. Maetze
Full Name: Ernst Gustav Maetze
Date of birth: September 20, 1817
Date of death: October 12, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 8, 1889 - Oct 12, 1891 22nd (1) (2) (3)   21st (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Bellville / Austin Senate President Pro Tempore (22nd)   Austin, Burleson, Fort Bend, Waller, Washington
(1) 22nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/13/1891, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) William W. Searcy, sworn 3/14/1892, succeeded Ernst G. Maetze, died 10/12/1891. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) J. Maetz, Senate District 12. List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 21st Legislature - 1/8/1889, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call : "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., 3/14/1892, pp. 283-294. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 208-209. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch. Regenbrecht, Adalbert. "The German Settlers of Millheim Before the Civil War," Vol. 20, No. 1, July 1916, pp. 28-34. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Biography, p. 392. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in MILLHEIM, TEXAS: "In the 1850s E. G. Maetze started the first school at the settlement, with courses conducted in German." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Listed in Democratic State Convention, 1888, one of delegates to national convention, p. 258. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
  • Tribute to E.G. Maetze by Charles Nugel. "Notes and Fragments," Vol. 20, No. 4, April 1917, p. 413. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • MAETZE, ERNST GUSTAV (1817-1891). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. E.G. Maetze, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.G. Maetze, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Apportionment and Representation  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    General Land Office  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Rules (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    General Land Office  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Health  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Rules (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    State Institutions of Learning  

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