Davis Prendergast

Full Name: Davis M'Gee Prendergast
Date of birth: December 26, 1816
Date of death: March 2, 1910

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1)   Democrat Springfield / Limestone   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
H 40 Nov 2, 1863 - Jun 1, 1865 10th (2)     Springfield / Limestone   Falls, Freestone, Limestone

(1) The town of Springfield was the first county seat of Limestone County when it was established in 1847. The town began to decline when it was bypassed by the railroad, and after the courthouse burned down in 1873, the county seat moved to Groesbeck. When the former townsite became part of Fort Parker State Park in the mid-1930s, only the cemetery remained. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Prendergast resigned 6/1/1865. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

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Biographical Sketches

  • PRENDERGAST, DAVIS M'GEE (1816-1910). Relatives: Davis M'Gee Prendergast, father; Albert C. Prendergast, son. Handbook of Texas Online.

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Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Agricultural and Mechanical College  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District, Select  
Judiciary No. 2  
Privileges and Elections  
10th R.S. - 1863
Confederate Relations  
Public Debt (Chair) 

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