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Seth P. Mills Seth Phineas Mills
Full Name: Seth Phineas Mills
Date of birth: August 19, 1841
Date of death: February 11, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, McLennan, Milam
H 66 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
H 66 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
H 61 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Speegleville / McLennan   McLennan
H 61 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (9) (10)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
H 57 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (11)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
(1) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) "Sound and consistent Democrat," p. 269. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) SPEEGLEVILLE, TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Spegleville. House Journal.
(6) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(7) Seth P. Mills, Waco. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 28th Legislature (1903) - shows "served in former sessions: 16th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th House." Seth P. Mills not listed in the House journal for the 22nd, however; he is listed in the 21st, see note (2). Texas Legislative Manual.
(9) Democrat, p. 156. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(10) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(11) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Seth Phineas Mills, photo and biographical sketch, Vol. XXIV, January 1916, p. 322. Birth date 8/19/1841, death date 2/11/1916, marriage to Fannie Standifer in October 1871. "He was a representative in four sessions of the Texas Legislature and in the Senate in 1902." Confederate Veteran, 1893.
  • Lieut. Seth Phineas Mills, birth date 8/19/1841, death date 2/11/1916, biographical sketch, portrait, interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biography, Seth P. Mills, p. 267. Birth date 8/19/1851 in Dade county, Missouri. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company F, Smith's Regiment of Missouri Cavalry. Seth Phineas Mills, photo and biographical sketch, Vol. XXIV, January 1916, p. 322. Confederate Veteran, 1893.
  • Other Resources
  • "Seth P. Mills, Pioneer, Confederate Soldier," by Terri Jo Ryan, 7/10/2006 - Waco History Project. Birth date 8/19/1841, death date 2/11/1916. Waco Tribune-Herald.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Seth P. Mills, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Seth P. Mills, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Seth P. Mills, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Seth P. Mills, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Seth P. Mills, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Town and City Corporations  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Bribery in Frost-O'Neal Case, Investigate  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    Rules  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules  
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    Water Supply  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Privileges and Elections  
    Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
    Revenue and Taxation (Chair) 
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Code of Criminal Procedure, Select  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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