H.A. Tillett

Henry Augustus Tillett

Full Name: Henry Augustus Tillett
Date of birth: May 23, 1860
Date of death: March 4, 1930

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Rains, Reeves, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Van Zandt, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum

(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • "Senate Honors Judge Tillett: Page of Journal Is Set Aside to Memory of Abilenian," 3/9/1930, p. 2. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Obituary, "Funeral Service Held Today for Abilene Jurist," 3/5/1930, p. 8. Judge H.A. Tillett, former State Senator, "his father being a noted Methodist minister of North Carolina, where Judge Tillett was born in 1860"; survived by son Henry A. Tillett, Jr. Bryan Eagle.
  • H.A. Tillett, birth date 5/23/1860, death date 3/4/1930, burial in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County. Includes biographical information, photo of Henry Augustus Tillett, Texas Senate portrait, and death notice, "Senator Tillett Dies," Breckenridge American, 3/6/1930 (died Tuesday, 3/4/1930). Find a Grave.
  • "Mr. Henry Augustus Tillett, the youngest son of John Tillett, a lawyer residing at Abilene, Texas, in giving recollections of his father . . . ", p. 167. Mentioned, p. 153. Biography of H.A. Tillett's father, The Iron Duke of the Methodist Itinerancy: An Account of the Life and Labors of Reverend John Tillett of North Carolina, by A.W. Plyler, Nashville, Tennessee: Cokesbury Press, 1925. Google Books.
  • Autobiographical sketch, H.A. Tillett, "Review of Taylor County's Earliest Settlers," An Early History of Pioneer Settlers, 1923, p. 5, crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Henry A. Tillett, p. 59. Born 5/23/1860 in Pittsboro, North Carolina, married Mary B. Smith on 6/11/1885 in Dallas County, Arkansas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. H.A. Tillett, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Constitutional Amendments  
Frontier Protection (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Mining and Irrigation  
Privileges and Election  
Public Lands  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  
State Asylums  
State Lunatic Asylum, Texas Deaf and Dumb Asylum, Institute for the Blind, and Institute for Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Youths, Special  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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