Matthias Ward


Matthias Ward
Matthias Ward
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
September 27, 1858 – December 5, 1859
Preceded by James P. Henderson
Succeeded by Louis Wigfall
Personal details
Born October 13, 1805(1805-10-13)
Elbert County, Georgia
Died October 5, 1861(1861-10-05) (aged 55)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Political party Democratic

Matthias Ward (October 13, 1805 – October 5, 1861) was a lawyer and United States Senator from Texas.

Born in Elbert County, Georgia, Ward was raised in Alabama. In 1836 he settled in Bowie, Texas, moving to Clarksville, Texas in 1845 and later to Jefferson, Texas.

Ward served in the Congress of the Republic of Texas and later in the state Senate as a Democrat. This was followed by unsuccessful campaigns for lieutenant governor in 1851 and United States Congress in 1855.

Upon J. Pinckney Henderson’s death in 1858, Ward was appointed to replace him in the United States Senate; he failed to secure the nomination to run for the seat in election the next year.

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Texas Senate
Preceded by
William M. “Buckskin” Williams
Texas State Senator
from District 1

1849–1850
Succeeded by
Joseph H. Burks
United States Senate
Preceded by
J. Pinckney Henderson
United States Senator (Class 1) from Texas
1858–1859
Served alongside: Sam Houston, John Hemphill
Succeeded by
Louis T. Wigfall

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