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D.A. Paulus David Augustus Paulus
Full Name: David Augustus Paulus
Date of birth: December 6, 1862
Date of death: June 4, 1932

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 10, 1911 - May 6, 1913 33rd (1) (2)   32nd (3)   33rd (1) (2)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca Dean of the Senate, resigned 5/6/1913. (33rd)
Dean of the Senate. (32nd)  
Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca
S 18 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (4) (5)   30th (6)   31st (4) (5)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca Dean of the Senate. (31st)   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca
S 18 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 8, 1907 28th (8) (9)   29th (7)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca
S 18 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (10) (11)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca
(1) Isaac E. Clark, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 7/23/1913, succeeded David A. Paulus, resigned 5/6/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 33rd Legislature - Roll Call, holdover Senators elected on 11/8/1910 for a full period of four years, 1/14/1913, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(3) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(5) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(6) 30th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(7) 29th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(8) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(9) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(10) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(11) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 42nd Legislature, 3rd C.S., Senate Simple Resolution 16, 9/13/1932, p. 153. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Volume III, pp. 1255-1258. Born 12/6/1862 in Coryell County, son of Dr. Augustus David Paulus and Mary Mayberry, marriage to Miss Annie Wilson 11/2/1882 in Bellville. "His consecutive term of service was longer than that of any other member of the Senate . . . With Senator Weinert he was author of the 'parole law' of Texas." A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Obituary, "Ex-Senator David A. Paulus Died Saturday Night," The Lavaca County Tribune (Hallettsville, Texas), 6/9/1932, pp. 1, 4, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Former Senator D.A. Paulus Dead" (New Era-Herald), Shiner Gazette, 6/9/1932, p. 1, crediting Shiner Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Report on picture of David Augustus Paulus, Jr., in the San Antonio Express, "The little fellow is the grandson of Senator D.A. Paulus of Hallettsville and is named from him." "Little David Jr." was also the great-grandson of General Sam Houston. The Hallettsville New Era, 2/9/1912, p. 1, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, David A. Paulus, pp. 74-75. Born 12/6/1862 in Coryell County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Other Resources
  • David A. Paulus, birth date 12/6/1862 in Gatesville, death date 6/4/1932 in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, lawyer, wife Mrs. Annie P. Paulus. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • D.A. Paulus, birth date 12/6/1862, death date 6/4/1932, interment in Hallettsville City Cemetery, Lavaca County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.A. Paulus, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.A. Paulus, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.A. Paulus, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.A. Paulus, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.A. Paulus, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.A. Paulus, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.A. Paulus, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 33rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Congressional Districts  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiaries  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penitentiaries Investigating  
    Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments (Chair) 
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    City and Town Corporations  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor  
    Public Health  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Department  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    San Jacinto Battle Ground  
    San Jacinto Battle Ground Picture Purchasing  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and the State Orphan Home, to Visit  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
     

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