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Vachel Weldon Vachel Weldon
Full Name: Vachel Weldon
Date of birth: December 24, 1832
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Independent Democrat Cuero / DeWitt   Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Independent Democrat. Elected to Legislature as "an independent Democrat, in a strong Democratic district, over two candidates who claimed to be the regular nominees of the Democratic party, and two Republicans . . ." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(3) V. Weldon, Cuero. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Footnote states: "Quite a number of the members who are marked democrats were elected as independents." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Description of the founding of Gruenau, TX, by Vachel Weldon, Sr. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • Vachel Weldon, Democrat, stockman, age 56 in 1889, born in Kentucky. Card File.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Vachel Weldon, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    County Government and County Finances  
    Departments of State Government, Investigate  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stockraising  
     

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