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Forbes N. Britton
Full Name: Forbes N. Britton
Date of birth: 1812
Date of death: February 14, 1861

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Nov 2, 1857 - Feb 9, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3) (4)   7th (5) (6)     Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kinney, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Benjamin F. Neal, sworn 3/19/1861, succeeded Forbes Britton, resigned after Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 8th Legislature - 11/7/1859, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(4) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(5) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 7th Legislature - 11/2/1857, p. 1. 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
Biographical Sketches
  • Britton, Forbes N. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • BRITTON, FORBES (1812-1861). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Education  
    Indian Affairs  
    Land Office  
    Militia (Chair) 
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Grounds and Public Buildings  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Education  
    Indian Affairs  
    Land Office  
    Militia (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Grounds  
     

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