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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
  • 41st Legislature, 5th C.S., Simple Resolution 13, 3/6/1930, p. 110. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 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
  • Henry A. Tillett, born circa 1861 in North Carolina, birth date May 23, age 69, death date 3/3/1930 in Abilene, Taylor County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H.A. Tillett, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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