F.W. Latham

Francis William Latham

Full Name: Francis William "Frank" Latham
Date of birth: 1818
Date of death: October 4, 1890

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 88 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron
H 88 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron
H 88 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (2)   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron
H 68 Nov 12, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (3) (4)     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron
H 68 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron

(1) 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).
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Murrah and Latham took the oath of office on 11/12/1857, p. 91. House Journal.
(4) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Frank W. Latham, birth date unknown, death date 10/4/1890, burial in Old City Cemetery, Brownsville, Cameron County. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, The Galveston Daily News, 10/14/1890, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "He was a member of the state legislature for many years and also was a member of several state conventions." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. F.W. Latham, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. F.W. Latham, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Privileges and Elections  
19th R.S. - 1885
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Public Land and Land Office  
18th R.S. - 1883
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
Reception for Distinguished Mexican Visitors, Including Ex-President Porfirio Diaz  
State Affairs  
7th R.S. - 1857
County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Public Debt  
Slaves and Slavery  
6th R.S. - 1855
Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
Constitutional Amendments, Select  
Contingent Expenses  
Engrossed Bills  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Land Titles West of Nueces River, Select  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
State Affairs  

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