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Francis Henry Francis Marion Henry
Full Name: Francis Marion Henry
Date of birth: November 11, 1832
Date of death: September 15, 1911

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Linden / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
(1) 15th Legislature - 4/18/1876, p. 1. All Senators listed in roll call as "Senators elect [who] answered to their names, presented their credentials, and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution"; in drawing of Senatorial terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Francis Marion Henry, birth date 11/11/1832, death date 9/15/1911, biographical sketch, photo, obituary, interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana, Bowie County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Correction to biographical sketch, "State Senators elect: personal sketches completed - seventeen lawyers, seven grangers, two doctors, one editor and four colored politicians - the political structure of the new Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 10-11. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 225. Born 1832, ". . . settled at Linden, the county seat of Cass County, where he resumed the practice law. Francis Henry was elected to the Senate in 1876 and moved to Texarkana in Bowie County, still in the Fifth District, in 1877." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company D, 19th Arkansas Infantry. Obituary, "Capt. Frank M. Henry of Texarkana Dead," 9/16/1911. Dallas Morning News.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Capt. Frank M. Henry of Texarkana Dead," 9/16/1911. Dallas Morning News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Francis Henry, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Retrenchment and Reform  
     

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