Dave Derden

David Derden

Full Name: David "Dave" Derden
Date of birth: November 15, 1846
Date of death: February 28, 1918

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 77 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Bosque, Hamilton, Hill, Somervell
H 39 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (4)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson, Navarro

(1) District 17: Hill, Bosque, Hamilton and Somervell counties. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) District 17: Hunt and Kaufman counties; District 77: Hill, Bosque and Hamilton counties; 22nd Legislature, 1 C.S., chapter 21. General Laws of the State of Texas.
(3) District 77: Hill, Bosque, Hamilton, and Somervell counties. 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "A Pioneer Is Dead: Captain David Derden of Amarillo Was 71 Years Old," The Wichita Beacon (Wichita, Kansas), 3/2/1918, p. 1. "He was a representative to the state legislature from Hill county, Texas, for three terms and also held the office of district and county clerk while in that county." Newspapers.com.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, David Derden, pp. 284-285. Born 11/15/1846 in Perry County, Alabama; married Texana Collins in Hill County, 1871. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, David Derden. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, pp. 506-507, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant and Private, Company K, 13th Texas Regiment Volunteers, which subsequently became Company F, 15th Texas Infantry Regiment, enlisted 11/11/1861. David Derden, death date 2/28/1918 in Potter County, Texas. Widow Mrs. Texanna Derden of Hillsboro, Hill County, marriage date 7/18/1870 in Hill County. Pension File No. 36334, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • David Derden, birth date 11/15/1846, death date 2/28/1918, burial in Hillsboro City Cemetery, Hill County, with spouse Texanna Derden. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Dave Derden, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Counties and County Boundaries  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Towns and City Corporations  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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