W. Ripton

Walter Ripetoe

Full Name: Walter Ripetoe
Other surnames: Ripetoe, Rippetoe, Riptoe, Ripton
Date of birth: March 30, 1838
Date of death: August 15, 1886

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (2)   16th (1)   Republican Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) Republican, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Representative's real name Walter Ripton, "The roots of Texas' black lawmakers," 3/18/1996. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Census of 1870 - Walter Reptoe, Marshall, Harrison County, age 40, born circa 1830 in Alabama, alderman, in household with Lydda Reptoe. FamilySearch.
  • Photo, mentioned in Minority Civil Rights and the Texas Legislature, 2018.
  • Walter Ripetoe, Republican state senator, teacher, pp. 313-314, 319, 353. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Roster lists name W. Ripetoe; bio lists name Walter Rippetoe. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Public Claims and Accounts  
15th R.S. - 1876
Agricultural Affairs  

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