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John Lane Henry John Lane Henry
Full Name: John Lane Henry
Date of birth: October 18, 1831
Date of death: October 21, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith, Upshur
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal.
(3) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1. Lists J.S. Henry, Sixth District. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • HENRY, JOHN LANE (1831-1907). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, John Lane Henry, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1889-1893. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, 20th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, John Lane Henry. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 63. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • John Lane Henry, birth date 10/18/1831, death date 10/21/1907, interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Lane Henry, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. John Lane Henry, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. John Lane Henry, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. John Lane Henry, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Comptroller of Public Accounts and State Treasurer, Examine  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Financial Condition of the State  
    Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st First Judicial District, Select  
    Judge T.C. Barden, 16th Judicial Court  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Land Office  
    Redistricting/Apportionment, Select  

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