Mitchell Kendall

Full Name: Mitchell Kendall
Date of birth: 1822
Date of death: 1885

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 7 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3)   Radical Republican Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(3) Radical Republican Association, established 6/4/1870, p. 26. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.

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.
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary. SB 667 SCR 13
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Legislative Policy. SB 667 SCR 13

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical information in Alwyn Barr, "Black Legislators of Reconstruction Texas," Volume 32, Number 4, December 1986, pp. 340-352. Civil War History.
  • Biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • KENDALL, MITCHELL (ca. 1822-ca. 1885). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Freedman during Reconstruction, pp. 276, 285-287; biographical sketch, Republican State Representative, pp. 292, 306-308, 330. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 4. Included in list of eleven African-American delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1868-1869, Appendix A. Birth year 1818, death year 1885, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.

Other Resources

  • Biographical information, pp. 56-57. Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times, 1981.
  • One of nine African-American delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1868-1869 (the Reconstruction Convention), Volume I, p. 731. D.W. Burley and Sheppard Mullens not included in list of African-American delegates. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • Mentioned in Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants, 1970.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1868. Included in "List of Delegates to the Reconstruction Convention, As Announced in Special order No. 213, Dated Headquarters Fifth Military District, New Orleans, LA., April 13th, 1868." Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, June 1, A.D., 1868 (1870), pp 533-534. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Committee Information top

12th Adjourned - 1871
Comptroller and Treasurer's Offices, Select  
Comptroller, Impeachment of  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
12th R.S. - 1871
Counties and County Boundaries  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Militia  
12th Provisional - 1870
Thirteenth Amendment, Report of  

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