Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

Elisha Lott Elisha Lott
Full Name: Elisha Everett Lott
Date of birth: February 24, 1820
Date of death: January 17, 1864

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt
S 10 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (3) (4) (5)   6th (6) (7) (8)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt
S 10 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (9) (10)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt
H 16 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (11)     Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 15 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (12)     Tyler / Smith   Henderson, Smith
H Nacogdoches Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (13) (14)     Unknown / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches
(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) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/7/1859, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, took the oath of office and their seats." Senate Journal.
(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.
(7) 6th Legislature - "The Know-Nothings claimed to have won 11 of 33 seats in the Senate in 1855. Although only 5 - John Caldwell, William H. Martin, William M. Taylor, James W. Flanagan, and Elisha E. Lott - can be positively identified . . .", p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(8) 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.
(9) 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).
(10) 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.
(11) Democrat - E.E. Lott of Smith, Democratic State Convention, January 8-9, 1852, Austin (Delegate to the National Convention), p. 50. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
(12) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(13) Nacogdoches County, E. Lott. House Journal.
(14) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 126. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • LOTT, ELISHA EVERETT (1820-1864). "He represented Smith County in the state House of Representatives from 1847 to 1853 and in the Senate from 1857 to 1861." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," October 1965, pp. 163-173. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Elisha Lott, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Apportionment, Special  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Land Scrips, Loan Bonds, and Other Obligations Issued by the Late Republic of Texas in Comptroller's Office  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Land Office  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
     

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.