Robert Byron Rentfro
Full Name: Robert Byron Rentfro
Date of birth: June 21, 1852
Date of death: December 24, 1901
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Jan 8, 1889 - Sep 4, 1890
Brownsville / Cameron
Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives
Rentfro resigned 9/4/1890.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
"Judge Rentfro is an avowed and open Republican."
Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature
A. Asberry, Elias Mays, and R.B. Renfro [Rentfro], Republicans. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News
, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "The star indicates republican; those unmarked are democrats. [Note - Quite a number of the members who are marked democrats were elected as independents.]"
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries)
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Obituary, "Death of R.B. Rentfro," Corpus Christi Caller, 12/27/1901, p. 5.
Corpus Christi Public Libraries.
- Portrait and biographical sketch, Robert B. Rentfro, p. 375.
Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
- "Resolution of respect adopted by the Bar on the death of the late R.B. Rentfro." Brownsville Daily Herald, 2/13/1902, p. 3.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
- Death notice, "R.B. Rentfro Dead: Well Known Brownsville Lawyer Passed Away at Corpus Christi," The Houston Daily Post, 12/26/1901, p. 5.
Obituary, "Colonel R.B. Rentfro: A Sketch of the Brownsville Lawyer, Recently Dead," The Houston Daily Post, 12/27/1901, p. 2. Born 6/21/1852 at Huntsville, died 12/24/1901 in Corpus Christi.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). January 26, 1901
January 27, 1901
- Robert Byron Rentfro, birth date 6/21/1852, death date 12/24/1901, burial in Old City Cemetery, Brownsville, Cameron County. Includes obituary in Houston Daily Post, 12/27/1901.
Find a Grave.
- Biographical information and a description of Red and Blue Party politics in the Rio Grande Valley, pp. 354-355. Rentfro was a Red Party member and a leader in the state Republican Party.
I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
- Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4.
Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
R.B. Renfro, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
R.B. Rentfro, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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