E.F. Schmidt

Erich F. Schmidt

Full Name: Erich F. Schmidt
Date of birth: October 8, 1831
Date of death: December 15, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 14 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris, Montgomery
H 14 Mar 22, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris, Montgomery

(1) Resolution adopted in contested election case of Gustave Cook, et al. v. Richard Allen, et al., 3/20/1873, p. 407; special order resumed, resolutions and majority report adopted, 3/21/1873, pp. 411-413; E.T. Schmidt and Gustave Cook sworn 3/22/1873, p. 414. House Journal. March 20, 1873 March 21, 1873 March 22, 1873
(2) Erich F. Schmidt, sworn 3/22/1873, unseated Em Anderson in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Dr. Eric F. Schmidt: Death of an Old Time Texan Who Was a Member of the Legislature in Reconstruction Days," 12/16/1904, p. 2. Born 10/8/1831 in Germany. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Dr. Eric Schmidt Dead: A Well-Known Citizen Answered Final Summons Thursday," 12/15/1904, p. 1. Houston Chronicle.
  • Biographical sketch, Erick F. Schmidt, p. 98. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Other Resources

  • Erich F. Schmidt, birth date 10/8/1831, death date 12/15/1904, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Includes reprint of obituary in the Galveston Daily News, 12/16/1904. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. E.F. Schmidt, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.E. Schmidt, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.F. Schmidt, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. E.F. Schmidt, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Internal Improvements  
Public Debt  
Towns and City Corporations  
14th R.S. - 1874
Public Debt  
Town and City Corporations  
13th R.S. - 1873
Indian Affairs  

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