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Houston A.P. Bassett Houston Aaron Phillip Bassett
Full Name: Houston Aaron Phillip Bassett
Date of birth: March 14, 1857
Date of death: July 17, 1920

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 52 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Republican Anderson / Grimes   Grimes
(1) Houston Aaron Phillip Basset, Anderson. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • BASSETT, HOUSTON A. P. (1857-1920). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 64-65. Birth year 1857, death year 1920, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics." The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Houston A.P. Bassett, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Educational Affairs  
    Federal Relations  
    Military Affairs  
    State Lunatic Asylum, Condition of Colored Inmates (Chair) 
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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