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Montgomery in Montgomery County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Charles Bellinger Stewart

First Secretary of State in Texas

 

— (1806-1885) —

 
Charles Bellinger Stewart Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 13, 2019
1. Charles Bellinger Stewart Marker Front
Inscription.  

Came to Texas 1830. Secretary of State, Nov. 1835-Feb. 1836. Signed Declaration of Independence; helped to write Constitution of the Republic in 1836 and the State in 1845; served Montgomery County as District Attorney and three terms as State Representative.

Highest appointed official in Texas, keeper of the state seal, the Secretary of State is named by the Governor with advice and consent of the Senate.

This office has attracted leaders. Stephen F. Austin, "Father of Texas," held the post in 1836. Secretary Ebenezer Allen in 1845 represented the Republic in annexation, reserving for Texas her public lands - a prerogative allowed to no other state.

The Secretary of State grants charters; attests the commissions and proclamations of the Governor; assists the Governor in extradition proceedings; registers appointments of the Governor to the many state boards; administers the uniform commercial code of Texas; appoints notaries; publishes the laws of Texas; administers election laws; issues ballots; canvasses returns; files reports of state agencies.

Since Stewart, 83 other men and two women have
Charles Bellinger Stewart Marker Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 13, 2019
2. Charles Bellinger Stewart Marker Rear
Plaque on rear of the marker lists all of the holders of the office of Texas Secretary of State through 1966.
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served Texas as Secretary of State.
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Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7903.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 30° 23.472′ N, 95° 41.79′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Street (Farm to Market Road 149) and College Street, on the right when traveling north on Liberty Street. Marker is located in a small park surrounding the Montgomery Community Building (former courthouse grounds). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery TX 77356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Montgomery Town Goat (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis Law Office (about 600 feet away); Montgomery Baptist Church Building (about 600 feet away); N. H. Davis Cottage (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stewart, Charles Bellinger Tate - The Handbook of Texas Online
Charles Bellinger Stewart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, January 13, 2019
3. Charles Bellinger Stewart Marker
Marker is seen in the foreground. Marker visible in the background is Town of Montgomery.
. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 

2. Secretary of State - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.

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