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Stephen Heard Darden (November 19, 1816 – May 16, 1902) was a prominent Texas politician who served in the Texas Senate and then as an officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He was elected to represent the First Congressional District of Texas in the Second Confederate Congress from 1864 to 1865.[1]

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.[2]

Darden was elected as a Democrat to be Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from 1874-1879.


  1. The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Daniels-rush to Darley at
  2. National Park Service Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System Film Number M227 roll 9

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