P.F. Edwards

Peyton Forbes Edwards

Full Name: Peyton Forbes Edwards
Date of birth: September 28, 1844
Date of death: April 1, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Apr 18, 1876 - Oct 18, 1879 15th (3)   16th (1) (2)   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Edwards resigned 10/18/1879. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, 4th Texas Cavalry; later served in Company A, 17th Texas Cavalry, became brigade quartermaster. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. P.F. Edwards, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Consider Report of the Joint Committee Appointed to Visit (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
District Judges (Chair) 
Funeral and Remains of the Late Honorable Gustave Schleicher  
Galveston News  
General Land Office  
Governor's Message, Election of County Officers in Harrison and Smith Counties  
Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
Public Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Revision of Code  
Revision of Rules  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
15th R.S. - 1876
Arrangements, Prepare for Reception of Portrait of General Tom Green on the 4th of July  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Engrossed Bills  
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Printing  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs  
State Penitentiaries  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Department  

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