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Madison Whitaker
Full Name: Madison G. Whitaker
Other surnames: Whittaker
Date of birth: April 4, 1811
Date of death: January 23, 1893

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)     Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Nacogdoches
S 13 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (3) (4) (5)     Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Nacogdoches
(1) 6th Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned p. 47, "Mr. Flanagan moved to appoint a committee to take the vote of Mr. Whitaker - lost," 11/7/1855. Senate Journal.
(2) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(3) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times, 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) 5th Legislature - 11/7/1853, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • WHITAKER, MADISON G. (1811-1893). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims No. 2 (Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Finance  
    Militia  
    Privileges and Elections  
     

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