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Solomon Pirkey Solomon Pirkey
Full Name: Solomon H. Pirkey
Other surnames: Pirky
Date of birth: November 4, 1813
Date of death: December 6, 1863

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Nov 12, 1859 - Mar 18, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Boston / Bowie   Bowie
S 1 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (3) (4) (5)   6th (6)     Boston / Bowie   Bowie, Red River
(1) "Pirkey, member elect from Bowie County, came forward, presented his credentials, took the oath of office and his seat," 11/12/1859, p. 60. House Journal.
(2) Pirkey did not attend Adjourned Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Listed in "Senators holding over: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly(Galveston, Tex.), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 7th Legislature, 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(5) 7th Legislature - listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(6) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1855, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 6th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1855, p. 2, lists name Solomon H. Pirky. Senate Journal.
  • Estimated birth year based on age at beginning of 7th Legislature, pp. 679-685. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • PIRKEY, SOLOMON H. (1813-1863). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1860 - S.H. Pirkey, Boston, Bowie County, age 45, lawyer, born in Virginia. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Mentioned, p. 262 - served in 6th-7th Senate and 8th House, "resigning at the outset of the Civil War." The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Solomon Pirkey, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Apportionment  
    Convention to Frame a New State Constitution  
    Judiciary  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Constitutional Amendments, Select  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Judiciary  
    Penitentiary  
    Private Land Claims No. 2  
    Public Lands  
     

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