University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the David Spangler Kaufman Papers, 1841-1848

Descriptive Summary

Creator Kaufman, David S. (David Spangler), 1813-1851
Title David Spangler Kaufman Papers
Dates: 1841-1848
Extent 4 items.
Language English
Repository Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Information

David Spangler Kaufman (1813-1851) was a lawyer, soldier and politician, who served as the first Jewish United States Congressman from Texas. He was born in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, studied law in Natchez, Mississippi, and moved to Nacogdoches, Texas in 1837. After moving to Texas, Kaufman practiced law, fought in military campaigns against Native Americans, served as a member of the Republic of Texas's House of Representatives, Speaker of the House, and the Texas Senate. After annexation he became a United States Congressman. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1848. Kaufman County, Texas and the town of Kaufman, Texas are named after him.

Scope and Contents

Papers relate to a speech delivered by David Spangler Kaufman in the United States House of Representatives (1848) on territorial relations between the United Staes and Texas; market and port reports; memorial passed by citizens of San Augustine.

Index Terms

Burleson, Edward, 1798-1851.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Kaufman, David S. (David Kaufman), 1813-1851--Archives.
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, 1798-1859
United States. Congress. House
San Augustine (Tex.)--History--Sources
Texas--Politic and government--1846-1865
Market Reports--Texas.

Administrative Information

Cite as:

David Spangler Kaufman Papers, 1841-1848, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection



2E283 Memorial passed by citizens of San Augustine upon death of Kaufman
2R70 Speech of David S. Kaufman, 1848
Market reports, 1852