Stephen Venters

Stephen Augustus Venters

Full Name: Stephen Augustus Venters
Date of birth: June 27, 1822
Date of death: March 12, 1881

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
H 22 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Denton / Denton   Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 17th Legislature, R.S., resolution by Mr. Kendall noting the death of Hon. S.A. Venters of Denton County, 3/14/1881, p. 263. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Stephen A. Venters, Denton County, age 48, born circa 1822 in North Carolina, dry goods merchant, living in household with Mary L. and Jefferson D. Venters.
    Census of 1880 - Stephen A. Veters [Venters], Denton County, age 58, born circa 1822 in North Carolina, Representative to Legislature of Tex, wife Mary L., son Jefferson D. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • Judge S.A. Venters, birth date 6/27/1822, death date 3/12/1881, burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton, Denton County. Find a Grave.
  • S.A. Venters, chief justice (county judge), August 1856, p. 64; postmaster at New Alton in 1851, pp. 66-67; and county judge, pp. 76 and 193. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.
  • Death notice, Hon. S.A. Venters, "Letter from Denton County," The Galveston Daily News, 3/17/1881, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. Stephen Venters, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Stephen Venters, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Code of Criminal Procedure, Select  
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine  
Contingent Expenses  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands and Land Office  
13th R.S. - 1873
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Contingent Expenses of 13th Legislature, Examine Accounts  
State Affairs  
State Cemetery  

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