Timothy PILSBURY, Congress, TX (1789-1858)


PILSBURY, Timothy, a Representative from Texas; born in Newburyport, Mass., April 12, 1789; attended the common schools; employed in a store for about two years; became a sailor and during the War of 1812 commanded the privateer Yankee; engaged in shipping; settled in Eastport, Maine; member of the Maine house of representatives in 1825 and 1826; member of the executive council 1827-1836; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; moved to Ohio, thence to New Orleans, La., and later to Brazoria, Tex.; member of the house of representatives of the Republic of Texas in 1840 and 1841 and served in the senate of that Republic in 1842; chief justice of the county court; judge of probate for Brazoria County; again a member of the Texas senate in 1845; upon the admission of Texas as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses and served from March 30, 1846, to March 3, 1849; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; died in Henderson, Rusk County, Tex., November 23, 1858; interment in the City Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present



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