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Stephen Heard Darden
|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts|
1874 - 1879
|Preceded by||Albert A. Bledsoe|
|Succeeded by||William M. Brown|
|Member of the Second Confederate Congress|
November 21, 1864 - March 18, 1865
|Preceded by||John Allen Wilcox (Elect)|
|Member of the Texas Senate
from the 25th district
November 4, 1861 - January 14, 1862
|Preceded by||Eggleston Dick Townes|
|Succeeded by||Spencer Ford|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 62nd district
November 7, 1853 - November 2, 1857
|Succeeded by||Albert Nelson Mills|
November 19, 1816|
|Died||May 16, 1902
|Resting place||Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Mays Darden|
|Branch/service||Confederate States of America Army|
|Unit||4th Texas Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Mr. Darden is of English-Irish descent, and a native of Mississippi. His entrance into Texas was as a volunteer soldier from the State of Mississippi, under Captain David M. Fulton, in the year 1836. In 1841, he became permanently established as a citizen of Texas.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Darden received a commission as a first lieutenant in Company A of the 4th Texas Infantry in what became widely known as the Texas Brigade. He was promoted to the rank of captain before resigning to the join the Second Confederate Congress.
Darden was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in the 62nd district from November 7, 1853 to November 2, 1857 and was elected to the Texas Senate in the 25th district from November 4, 1861 to January 14, 1862.
He was elected to represent the First Congressional District of Texas in the Second Confederate Congress from 1864 to 1865.
Darden was elected as a Democrat to be Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from 1874 to 1879.
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