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A.D. Burress
Full Name: A. D. Burress
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)     Unknown / Harrison   Harrison
(1) In 1855, Know-Nothing "contenders for the Texas House of Representatives, Nathan Smith, A.D. Burress, and William A. Tarleton, were all victorious by wide margins over their Democratic opponents," p. 168. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
(2) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Biographical notes, p. 77; unsuccessful candidate for State Senate in special election, 12/31/1859, p. 171. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Federal Relations  
    Penitentiary  
    Roads, Bridges, and Ferries  
     

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