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Edward Chambers Edward Chambers
Full Name: Edward "Ed" Chambers
Other surnames: chambert
Date of birth: August 14, 1815
Date of death: September 27, 1887

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 9, 1883 - Sep 17, 1883 18th (1) (2)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin
H 47 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (3) (4)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin
H 21 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin, Dallas, Tarrant
H 32 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (5)     McKinney / Collin   Collin
(1) Robert D. Allison, in special election 12/4/1883, sworn 1/8/1884, succeeded Edward Chambers, resigned 9/17/1883. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Listed as Ed. Chambers in "Ready to make laws. . .Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Ed. Chambert, Collin County. House Journal.
(5) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Col. Edward Chambers, birth date 8/14/1815, death date 9/27/1887, biographical sketch, portraits, interment in Rowlett Creek Cemetery, Plano, Collin County. State representative in the Texas Legislature 1872-1886. Find a Grave.
  • CHAMBERS, EDWARD (1815-1887). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography, Ed. Chambers, pp. 115-116. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, Ed. Chambers, pp. 255-256. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas State Troops, Colonel, Company D, 15th Battalion. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Edward Chambers, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. Edward Chambers, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Edward Chambers, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Edward Chambers, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Edward Chambers, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Edward Chambers, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Corporations  
    Indian Affairs  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Rules  
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Education  
    Pension Law  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
     

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