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Congressional Papers

(updated 9-4-2009)

Selected Papers

Beckworth, Lindley Garrison (1913–1984).

1 ft. (1900, 1926–1984): papers relate to political career: Texas House (1936–1938), U.S. House (1938–1953, 1957–1967), U.S. Customs Court Judge (1967–1968), Texas Senate (1970–1974).

Bell, Peter Hansbrough (1810–1898).

3 in. (1847–1898): papers relate to Bell's career as soldier and politician: Texas governor (1849–1851) and U.S. House (1853–1857).

Bentsen, Lloyd M., Jr. (1921–2006).

2687 cubic feet (1930–1994): papers relate to Bentsen's political career: United States Representative (1949–1956), Senator (1971–1992), and Secretary of the Treasury (1993–1994). Part I: Legislative Files, Part II: Press Office Files, Part III: Campaign Files, Part IV: Photographic Materials, Memorabilia, Lewis L. Gould Files.

Briggs, Clay Stone (1876–1933).

3 ft. (1919–1930): papers relate to career as attorney and politician: Texas House (1906–1908), judge of the Tenth Judicial District of Texas (1909–1919), and U.S. House (1919–1933).

Bryan, Guy Morrison (1821–1901).

3 ft. (1838–1901): papers concern career as soldier, attorney, landowner, and politician: Texas House (1847–1853, 1879,1887–1891), Texas Senate (1853–1857), and U.S. House (1857–1859).

Buchanan, James Paul (1867–1937).

229 ft. 2 in. (1896–1954): papers relate to career as politician: Washington County Justice of the Peace (1889–1892), prosecuting attorney (1892–1899), district attorney (1899–1906), Texas House (1906–1913) U.S. House (1913–1937). Served as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee from 1933–1937.

Burleson, Albert Sidney (1863–1937).

4 ft. 7 in. (1856–1946): papers document career as attorney and politician: Austin assistant city attorney (1850–1890), district attorney (1891–1898), U.S. House (1899–1913), Postmaster General (1913–1921), chairman of United States Telegraph and Telephone Administration (1918).

Chilton, Horace (1853–1932).

1 ft., including 7 diary volumes (1853–1932): volumes document career as attorney and politician: assistant attorney general of Texas (1881–1883), appointed to U.S. Senate to fill vacancy left by John H. Reagan, served (1891–1892, 1895–1901).

Coke, Richard (1829–1897).

1 scrapbook (1873–1885), relating to career as district judge (1865), on state supreme court (1866), Texas governor (1873–1877), U.S. Senate (1877–1895)

Connally, Thomas Terry (1877–1963).

1 ft. 3 in. (1924–1952): papers relate to family and political career: Texas House (1901–1904), U.S. House (1917–1929), U.S. Senate (1929–1953).

Culberson, Charles Allen (1855–1925).

2 items, relating to Culberson's years at U.S. Senator (1899–1923).

Flanagan, James Winwright (1805–1887).

Approximately 50 items (1805–1942): papers relate mainly to family genealogy; Flanagan served at Texas lieut. gov. (1869–1870) and In the U.S. Senate from 1870 to 1875.

Garner, John Nance (1868–1967).

5 ft., 2 In. (1913–1940): all scrapbooks containing clippings, notes, and other printed items relating to Garner's political career and national politics. Garner served as county Judge (1893–1896), U.S. House (1903–1933), and U.S. Vice President (1933–1941).

Giddings, Dewitt Clinton (1827–1903).

1 volume (1853–1865): relating to Giddings' genealogy and career as attorney, soldier, and politician: U.S. House (1872–1875,1877–1879).

Gonzalez, Henry B. (1916-2000).

Part 1, 476 ft. (1950-1998, bulk 1962–1997): Correspondence, printed material, creative works, legal documents, financial documents, minutes, photographic materials, sound recordings, and works of art. Part 2 includes Congressional Activity Subgroup files (1959–1998). See also Web feature.

Hamilton, Andrew Jackson (1815–1875).

1 ft. 3 in. (1847–1913), papers relate to political career: Texas governor (1862), state attorney general (1850), Texas House (1851–1853) U.S. House (1859–1861), Texas military governor (1862), Texas provisional governor (1865).

Hemphill, John (1803–1862).

1 item (1861) is letter of recommendation; Hemphill served in U.S. Senate (1859–1861).

Henderson, James Pinckney (1808–1858).

2 in. (1837–1881). Henderson served as attorney general of Republic of Texas (1836), Texas governor (1846), and in U.S. Senate (1857–1858).

Houston, Samuel (1793–1863).

Several collections, including Sam Houston Papers (7 ft., 1836–1861); Madge Williams Hearne Collection (2 in.); and Sam Houston Hearne Collection (127 items, 1820–1900). Collections comprise more than 9 ft. (1820–1900): include papers relating to Houston family and Sam Houston's military and political career in Tennessee and Texas: U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1823–1827), governor of Tennessee (1827–1829), first president of the Texas Republic (1836–1838), Texas House (1838–1840), president of the Texas Republic (1841–1844), U.S. Senate (1846–1859), Texas governor (1859–1861). Collections contain some information about Sam Houston's son Andrew Jackson Houston (1854–1941), who filled the vacancy in the U.S. Senate caused by the death of Senator Morris Sheppard; Houston served only 24 days, until his death June 26, 1941.

Ikard, Frank Neville (1913–1991).

56 ft. (1951–1961). Served in U.S. House (1951–1961).

Kaufman, David Spangler (1813–1851).

4 items (1848–1852): papers relate to speech delivered by Kaufman in the U.S. House, where he served from 1846 to 1851.

Kleberg, Rudolph (1847–1924).

2 ft. 4 in. (1833–1932): papers relate to career as soldier, teacher, attorney, editor, and politician: Texas Senator (1882–1886), U.S. House (1896–1903).

Lanham, Fritz Garland (1880–1965).

10 in. (1889–1932): papers relate to legal and political career: U.S. House (1919–1947). Fritz Lanham is son of S. W. T. Lanham.

Lanham, Samuel Willis Tucker (1846–1908).

8 in. (1880–1906): papers relate to family and political career: district attorney (1871–1876), U.S. House (1883–1893, 1897–1903), and governor of Texas (1903–1907).

Long, John Benjamin (1843–1924).

2 ft. (1858–1924): papers relate to family and career as farmer, soldier, Judge, and politician: U.S. House (1891–1893).

Maverick, Sr., Fontaine Maury (1895–1954).

47 ft. 8 in. (1769–1954): papers related to career as lawyer, military figure, and politician: Bexar County tax collector (1929–1931); U.S. House (1935–1939), mayor of San Antonio (1939–1941), War Production Board (1941–1946).

Maxey, Samuel Bell (1825–1895).

2 in. (1862–1864): papers relate to career as soldier, attorney, and politician: served in U.S. Senate 1875–1887.

McFarlane, William Doddridge (1894–1980).

3 ft. 8 in. (1919–1981): papers relate to career as merchant, soldier, attorney, politician: Texas House (1923–1927), Texas Senate (1927–1931), U.S. House (1933–1939).

McLemore, Atkins Jefferson (1857–1929).

10 ft. 3 in. (1903–1919): papers relate to career as journalist and politician: Texas House (1892–1896), U.S. Congress (1915–1919).

Mills, Roger Quarles (1832–1911).

9 in. (1813–1938): papers relate to career as lawyer, soldier, and politician: Texas House (1859–1860), U.S. House (1873–1892), U.S. Senate (1893–1899).

Rayburn, Sam (1882–1961).

118 ft. 7 in. (1831, 1845, 1903–1990): papers relate to career as politician: Texas House (1906–1912), U.S. House (1912–1961), U.S. House majority leader (1937–1940), U.S. Speaker of the House (1940–1961).

Reagan, John Henninger (1818–1905).

2 ft. 3 in. (1847–1931): papers relate to career as lawyer, postmaster-general of the Confederacy, and politician: Texas House (1847–1849), U.S. House (1857–1861, 1875–1887); U.S. Senate (1887–1891).

Rusk, Thomas Jefferson (1803–1857).

5 ft. 6 in. (1824–1859): papers relate to career as attorney, soldier, and politician: first secretary of war of Texas Republic, Second Congress of the Republic of Texas (1837–1838), chief justice of Texas Supreme Court (1838–1842), U.S. Senator (1846–1857).

Sayers, Joseph Draper (1841–1929).

1 ft. 5 in. (1834–1911): papers relate to career as politician: Texas governor (1899–1903), lieutenant governor (1879–1880), U.S. House (1885–1899).

Sheppard, Morris (1875–1941).

14 ft. (1894–1942): papers relate to career as attorney and politician: U.S.House (1902–1913), U.S. Senate (1913–1941). Papers include some information on John Levi Sheppard (1852–1902), father of Morris Sheppard, who served in U.S. House from Texas, 1899–1902. Morris Sheppard filled the vacancy left at the time of his father's death.

Smyth, George Washington (1803–1866).

3 ft. 1 in. (1819–1892): papers relate to career as farmer, surveyor, commissioner in Texas General Land office (1848), and politician: U.S. House (1853–1855). Calendared collection.

Throckmorton, James Webb (1825–1894).

1 ft. 4 in. (1838–1888): papers relate to career as surveyor, attorney and politician: Texas governor (1866–1867), Texas House (1851–1856), Texas Senate (1856–1861, 1865), U.S. House (1875–1879, 1883–1887).

Wigfall, Louis Tresevant (1816–1874).

5 in. (1833–1873): papers relate to career as attorney and politician: Texas House (1849–1850), Texas Senate (1857–1860), U.S. Senate (1859–1861).

Wilson, James Clifton (1874–1951).

Biographical sketch (1874–1951) relating to Wilson's career as attorney and politician: U.S. attorney (1913–1917), U.S. House (1917–1919), U.S. district judge (1919–1947).


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