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Richard V. Cook Richard V. Cook
Full Name: Richard V. Cook
Date of birth: April 27, 1831
Date of death: August 20, 1877

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Columbus / Colorado   Colorado, Fayette, Matagorda, Wharton
(1) 11th Legislature - 8/7/1866 (Second Day), p. 6. "Senators elected from Districts No. 22, 29, 30, and 15, respectively, came forward and presented their credentials, and took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Democrat in 1876 - Obituary in Colorado Citizen, 8/30/1877, p. 3, "The Democratic State Convention, held in Galveston, January, 1876, appointed him Elector for this Congressional District . . ." Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: R.V. Cook, resident county Colorado, post office Columbus, state of nativity Tennessee, lawyer, age 34 in 1866 (born ca. 1832). Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 63. Lawyer from Tennessee. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • "Colonel R.V. Cook, of Columbus, formerly State Senator from Colorado county," speaker at emancipation celebration in Columbus, Texas, 6/22/1867. "Pencilings of a Journey into Texas," 6/30/1867, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Cook, Richard V., Esq. b. 4/27/1831 d. 8/20/1877, husband of Eliza F. Moore. Moore Cemetery, Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Obituaries, Richard V. Cook, Colorado Citizen, Thursday, 8/23/1877, p. 3 (died at 9 o'clock Monday night, August 20, interred in Moore Cemetery); and Colorado Citizen, 8/30/1877, p. 3. Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Richard V. Cook, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Lunatic Asylum, Select (Chair) 
    Penitentiary, Select  
    Printing  
     

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