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Friench Simpson Friench Simpson
Full Name: Friench Simpson
Date of birth: February 13, 1848
Date of death: March 23, 1923

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   23rd (2)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca
(1) 24th Legislature - 1/8/1895, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold over senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Lawmakers of Texas: Something about Men Who Left Records at Austin: Cranford, Bowser, Simpson, Atlee, Imboden, Steele, Greer and Douglass. Their Personal and Political Points," 8/27/1893, p. 13. Galveston Daily News.
  • SIMPSON, FRIENCH (1848-1923). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Friench Simpson, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Friench Simpson, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stockraising  

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