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D.F. Goss Demosthenes Franklin Goss
Full Name: Demosthenes Franklin Goss
Date of birth: April 25, 1855
Date of death: May 11, 1925

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   Democrat Seymour / Baylor Dean of the Senate. (27th)   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young, Greer
S 29 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (4)   26th (3)   Democrat Seymour / Baylor   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young, Greer
S 29 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 23rd (6)   24th (5)   Democrat Seymour / Baylor   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Foard, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Jack, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young, Greer
(1) 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.
(2) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(5) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S. - Memorial Service for Barry Miller, 10/10/1933, pp. 305-306. Listed as a Senator from the 26th or 27th Legislatures "among those who are now dead." Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Demosthenes Franklin Goss (1855-1925), 7/22/2011. The Strangest Names in American Political History, 2013.
  • Biographical sketch, D.F. Goss, pp. 48-50. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, D.F. Goss, p. 81. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Demosthenes T. Goss, Baylor County, age 45, born April 1855 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Estelle T. Goss, father Ephraim Goss.
    Census of 1910 - Demosthanes F. Goss, Seymour, Baylor County, age 54, lawyer, spouse Estella.
    Census of 1920 - D.F. Goss, Seymour, Baylor County, age 64, lawyer, spouse Estell.
    FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920
  • D.F. Goss, birth date 4/25/1855, death date 5/11/1925, interment in Masonic Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor County; biographical sketch of Honorable Demosthenes Franklin Goss. Find a Grave.
  • Demosthenes F. Goss. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Reprint of Waco Times-Herald, March 4, 1898: "Senator D.F. Goss of Baylor county, spent yesterday in the city with friends. Senator Goss is a candidate for land commissioner. He leaves today for Corsicana." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Death notice, "Judge D.F. Goss, Former Senator, Dies of Pneumonia," 5/12/1925, p. 21. San Antonio Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.F. Goss, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock-Raising (Chair) 
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Uniformity of Text-books, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Civil Code, Special  
    Education  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Land Office, Special Joint Committee to Investigate Moving the  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    North Texas Insane Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum, Joint Committee to visit the  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    Town and City Corporations  
     

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