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Henry A. Finch Henry A. Finch
Full Name: Henry Arthur Finch
Date of birth: December 20, 1853
Date of death: January 9, 1934

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin, Denton
H 29 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (4)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin, Denton
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 195-196. Born 12/20/1855 in Smith County, Mississippi. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography, Henry Arthur Finch, p. 256. Born 12/20/1855. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • Henry A. Finch, birth date 12/20/1853, death date 1/9/1934. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Henry Arthur Finch (1853-1934), interment in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County. Son Edward Fontain Finch (1902-1974)'s record indicates mother's (Fanny Finch) maiden name is "Shipe." Find a Grave.
  • Census of 1880, McKinney, Collin County, Texas - Henry A. Finch, age 25, lawyer, born in Mississippi. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned in "Laura Frances Shipe Finch: a devoted servant," by Mary Carole Strother, McKinney Matters, 2007. McKinney Independent School District.
  • Mentioned in marker for Fanny Finch Elementary School. " . . . married Henry A. Finch (d. 1934), Texas legislator . . . In 1917 Mrs. Finch became one of the state's first women to serve on a school board." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry A. Finch, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Henry A. Finch, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Education  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylums  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penitentiaries  
     

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