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A.F. Brigance Alexander Franklin Brigance
Full Name: Alexander Franklin "Frank" Brigance
Date of birth: December 17, 1852
Date of death: April 16, 1923

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 54 Feb 4, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1)   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes
H 54 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes

(1) Alexander Franklin Brigance, sworn 2/4/1897, unseated I.M. Bennett in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 38th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 4/26/1923, p. 133. A. Frank Brigance, death date 2/16/1923. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Brief biographical sketch, A.F. Brigance, p. 153. Born 12/17/1852 in Anderson, Texas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Alexander F. Brigance and Alice M. Osborne, parents of William Lewin Brigance. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com.
  • Father Franklin Brigance, bond and oath as Grimes County tax assessor and collector, 7/13/1847; Franklin Brigance appointed postmaster at Anderson, Grimes County, 3/8/1890. Texas, U.S., Bonds and Oaths of Office, 1846–1920; U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971.
  • Death notice, "Hon. Frank Brigance Dead at Navasota," 4/19/1923, p. 1. Death date 4/16/1923. Reprint of memorial resolution, "House Endorsed a Resolution Respect by Lee J. Rountree," 5/5/1923, p. 1, lists death date 4/16/1923. Bryan Eagle.
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930. Early History of Grimes County
  • Census of 1900 - Frank Brigance, Navasota, Grimes County, age 48, born December 1852 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Alice M., son Lewin.
    Census of 1910 - Frank Brigance, Grimes County, age 57, born circa 1853 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Alice. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • A. Frank Brigance, resident of Navasota, mentioned in biographical sketch of brother-in-law Robert Boudre Savage Foster, Jr., married to A. Frank Brigance's sister Mattie B. Brigance, Volume IV, pp. 1997-1999. Includes biographical sketch and military service of his father Franklin Brigance, born 8/12/1818 in Sumner County, Tennessee, Grimes County tax assessor and collector and later postmaster of Anderson, died in Anderson, Texas, June 1900. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.F. Brigance, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.F. Brigance, 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.
  • 25th 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
    25th R.S. - 1897
    A. & M. College Exercises, Special  
    Agricultural & Mechanical College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and Prairie View Normal School, Special (Chair) 
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Youths, Special  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Treasurer's Department, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penal Code and Code Criminal Procedure, Special  
    Privileges and Elections  

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