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Winfield Stirman Winfield Stirman
Full Name: Winfield Brown Stirman
Other surnames: Sterman
Date of birth: June 1, 1825
Date of death: 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Anderson, Henderson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Van Zandt
H 4 Feb 11, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (4) (5)   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," Senate Journal.
(3) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) Stirman qualified and took the oath of office on 2/11/1870, p. 10. House Journal.
(5) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • STIRMAN, WINFIELD BROWN (1825-1918). Also spelled Sterman. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Winfield Brown Stirman, pp. 196-197. "First state representative from Henderson County." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Winfield Stirman, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Photograph. Winfield Stirman, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture  
    Land Office  
    Private Land Claims  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Immigration  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Immigration  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Militia  
     

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