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Sheppard Mullens
Full Name: Sheppard "Shep" Mullens
Other surnames: Mullins
Date of birth: 1829
Date of death: August 7, 1871

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19 Feb 8, 1870 - Aug 6, 1871 12th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Radical Republican Waco / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan
(1) Name listed Sheppard Mullens. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Mullens died 8/6/1871. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(4) Listed as member of Radical Republican Association, established 6/4/1870, p. 26. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 12th Adjourned Legislature - Memorial resolution, p. 11. Death date 8/6/1871. House Journal.
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Sheppard (Shepherd, Shepart, Shepard) Mullens (Mullins). Born Lawrence County, Alabama, ca. 1828 or 1829; died Waco, Texas, August 6 or 7, 1871. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 3-4. Included in list of eleven African-American delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1868-1869, Appendix A. Birth year 1829, death year 1871, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • MULLENS, SHEPHERD (ca. 1828-1871). Republican. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Shepart Mullins formerly interred in the First Street Cemetery, Waco, TX, "Over their dead bodies," 1/29/2009, Austin Chronicle.
  • Biographical information, pp. 56-57. Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times, 1981.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Privileges and Elections  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Elections and Privileges  
    Federal Relations  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Contested House Seats  
    Privileges and Elections  

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