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us: Maxey, S. B. (Samuel Bell), 1825-1895



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    • us: Maxey, Samuel Bell, 1825-1895
    • us: Maxey, Mr. (Samuel Bell), 1825-1895
    • us: Maxey, Sam Bell, 1825-1895
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    • Maxey, Samuel Bell, 1825-1895
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    • found: In the Senate of the United States, 1882?: p. 1 (Mr. Maxey, from the Committee on Military Affairs)
    • found: LC in OCLC, 5-27-94 (hdg.: Maxey, Samuel Bell, 1825-1895; usage not shown)
    • found: MoSU-L/Nat. Am. files (usage: S.B. Maxey)
    • found: Sam Bell Maxey and the Confederate Indians, 1995.
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, December 19, 2013 (Maxey, Samuel Bell, a Senator from Texas; born in Tomkinsville, Monroe County, Ky., March 30, 1825; attended the common schools and graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1846; served in the Mexican War; returned to Kentucky; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Albany, Ky.; clerk of the county and circuit courts and master in chancery 1852-1856; moved to Paris, Tex., in 1857 and practiced his profession; district attorney of Lamar County, Tex., 1858-1859; elected to the State senate in 1861, but declined; during the Civil War raised the Ninth Regiment, Texas Infantry, of which he was colonel, for the Confederate Army; was promoted to brigadier general and major general; commanded the Indian Territory military district 1863-1865 and was also superintendent of Indian affairs; remained in the service of the Confederacy until the surrender of the trans-Mississippi department in 1865; resumed the practice of law in Paris, Tex.; commissioned as judge of the eighth district of Texas in 1873, but declined the position; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1875; reelected in 1881 and served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1887; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Forty-sixth Congress); continued the practice of law in Paris, Tex., until his death at Eureka Springs, Ark., August 16, 1895; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Tex.)
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