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Charles West Charles West
Full Name: Charles Shannon West
Date of birth: September 24, 1829
Date of death: October 23, 1885

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Austin / Travis   Travis
(1) 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
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, Charles Sherman West, pp. 323-327. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Charles Shannon West, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1882-1885. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • WEST, CHARLES SHANNON (1829-1885). "At age twenty-six he was the youngest member of the legislature." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Charles West, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Charles West, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Capitol Appropriations, Construction, and Furniture  
    Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
    County and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary  
    Public Buildings (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    Slaves and Slavery  
     

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