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Almon O. Cooley Almon O. Cooley
Full Name: Almon O. Cooley
Date of birth: 1828
Date of death: September 26, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Fredericksburg / Gillespie   Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Concho, Dawson, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Menard, San Saba, Uvalde, Zavala
S 31 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (5)     Fredericksburg / Gillespie   Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Concho, Dawson, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Menard, San Saba, Uvalde, Zavala
H 72 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (6)     Fredericksburg / Gillespie   Comal, Gillespie
(1) 11th Legislature - 8/6/1866 (First Day), pp. 2, 4, all 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials. "Upon calling the roll of Districts, the following Senators responded and presented their credentials." 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) Entire Senate went up for reelection in 1866 - "Thirty-three senators were elected to the Eleventh Legislature," p. 58. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(5) 10th Legislature - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Senate Journal.
(6) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • COOLEY, ALBERT O. [A.O.] (ca. 1828-1899). Also listed as Alby or Almon. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Almon O. Cooley, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. Almon O. Cooley, 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
    Burning of Brenham, Governor's Message and Accompanying Documents, Select  
    Indian Affairs  
    Jefferson Davis, Petition to Release, Select  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    U.S. Senators, Election of  
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Education  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands  
    Translation of Spanish Documents by Geo. Fisher, Esq., in the State Library  
     

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