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Jesse Parsons Jesse Parsons
Full Name: Jesse H. Parsons
Date of birth: October 18, 1821
Date of death: February 22, 1871

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (2) (3)   10th (1)     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
S 9 Nov 7, 1859 - Apr 9, 1861 8th (4) (5) (6) (7)     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
H 22 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) Parsons resigned after Adjourned Session, no successor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(7) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • PARSONS, JESSE H. (1821-1871). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jesse Parsons, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Finance  
    Flags of 4th and 5th Texas Regiments  
    Governor's Veto Message  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Penitentiary  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Public Buildings  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Apportionment (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Public Debt  
    Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government  
    State Affairs  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Penitentiary  
     

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