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Fletcher Stockdale Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale
Full Name: Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale
Date of birth: 1825
Date of death: February 4, 1890

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Nov 7, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (2) (3)   8th (1)     Indianola / Calhoun   Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria

(1) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(2) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 7th Legislature - Oath of office, 11/7/1857, p. 50. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Senate roster shows Stockdale was 32 in the 7th Legislature (1857-1858). Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale, birth year 1825 on grave marker, death date 2/4/1890, burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. Includes color portrait, biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • STOCKDALE, FLETCHER SUMMERFIELD (ca. 1823-1890). Born 1823 or 1825. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 9th Lieutenant Governor: Fletcher S. Stockdale. Portrait and biographical sketch. Born 1823 or 1825. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 139-140, Plate No. 58. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • "In Washington, D.C., on July 11, 1877, Stockdale married Elizabeth Schleicher, the seventeen-year-old daughter of his friend and Texas political colleague, Gustav Schleicher and Elizabeth Tinsley Howard Schleicher." Relatives: Gustav Schleicher, father-in-law; Fletcher S. Stockdale, son-in-law. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Convention to Frame a New State Constitution  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Revenue Laws  
    State Affairs  
    Ways and Means for the Protection of the Frontier, Select  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Depredations Upon Citizens of Mexican Origin Transporting Merchandise from Lavaca to San Antonio  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Land or Money Claims Recommended by Court of Claims  
    Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
    State Affairs  

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