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R.S. Kimbrough R.S. Kimbrough
Full Name: Robert Snead Kimbrough
Date of birth: September 19, 1851
Date of death: October 10, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2)   21st (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Mesquite / Dallas   Dallas, Kaufman, Rockwall
H 33 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Mesquite / Dallas   Dallas
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) 22nd Legislature - 1/14/1891, p. 5. Seats formerly occupied by Townsend, Kimbrough & Burney were reserved for them, seat formerly occupied by his predecessor was reserved for Carter, those Sens. being absent. Kimbrough indefinitely excused. Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) 21st Legislature - 1/8/1889, 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 Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch, Judge Thomas Fletcher Nash, by John H. Cullom, p. 34. Pace's Texas Scrap Book: Containing Gems of Thought From Bench - Bar - Pulpit - Rostrum on Religious, Political and Educational Subjects, Consisting of Sermons, Prayers, Poems, Funeral Orations and Extracts From Various Sources, 1933.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 203-205. In 1878 married Miss Jennie Curtis. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography, Robert Snead Kimbrough, p. 388. Born 9/19/1851. Elected to Senate for one term. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Wesley Fletcher And Elizabeth (Pearl) Curtis, from Proud Heritage, Volume III. Daughter Jennie married Robert Snead Kimbrough "often called Mesquite's 'town father'"; death date 10/10/1905. Dallas County Pioneers Association.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.S. Kimbrough, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.S. Kimbrough, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.S. Kimbrough, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    North Texas Asylum at Terrell  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns, Cities and Corporations  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Employees of the Senate  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Incorporation Laws  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Quarantine Station at Galveston, Investigate  
    Road Legislation  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Offices  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Internal Improvement  
    Penitentiaries  
    Towns, Cities, and Corporations  
     

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