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Felix Ezell Smith Felix Ezell Smith
Full Name: Felix Ezell Smith
Date of birth: August 10, 1831
Date of death: February 5, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 75 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 75 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 75 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (6)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 65 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (7)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 28 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (8) (9)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) F.E. Smith, Austin. 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. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Listed as the Democratic candidate in the 1884 election for State Representative of Travis county. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Del Valle, Travis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) "In 1851, he came to Texas and settled at his present home, Bluff Springs, Travis county," p. 52. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
(6) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(7) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(8) Austin, Travis County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(9) Bluff Springs, Travis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 22nd Legislature, R.S., 3/13/1891, pp. 589-598. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • BLUFF SPRINGS, TEXAS. Bluff Springs is on Onion Creek eight miles south of Austin and two miles east of Interstate Highway 35 in southern Travis County. It was settled in the early 1850s, and a post office opened there in 1853 with William S. Smith as postmaster. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • SMITH, FELIX EZELL (1831-1891). Smith died at his home at Bluff Springs on 2/5/1891. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Felix Ezel Smith. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 269. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 266. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, First Lieutenant, "Confederate forces in the Rio Grande district under John S. Ford." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Felix Ezell Smith, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Felix Ezell Smith, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Felix Smith, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Felix Ezell Smith, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Claims and Accounts  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    County Government and County Finance  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Claims and Accounts  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Asylums  
    Internal Improvements  
    Lighting the State House with Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings  
    Rooms in Capitol Building  
    Town and City Corporations  
     

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