Archibald C. Hyde

Archibald C. Hyde

Full Name: Archibald C. Hyde
Date of birth: 1813
Date of death: January 12, 1894

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 33 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (3) (4)   8th (1) (2)     San Elizario / El Paso   El Paso, Presidio

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(3) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Estimated birth year based on age at beginning of 7th Legislature, Member List, pp. 679-685. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, p. 76 (died in January, 1894, near Elmendorft, Texas); chief justice, 34; in El Paso, 45, 52; at Magoffin's ranch, 53; notary, 60; county judge ("El Paso County's second county judge was Archibald C. Hyde, who was born near Norwich, Connecticut, in 1813"), 61; at San Elizario, 65; property seized, 80-81; return to El Paso, 166. The Legal Heritage of El Paso, 1963.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Death notice, "A Texas Veteran," The Galveston Daily News, 1/13/1894, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "He represented the El Paso district in the state senate." Death date 1/12/1894. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Became Chief Justice of El Paso County on 8/20/1850, p. 18. Timmons, W.H. "American El Paso: The Formative Years, 1848-1854," Vol. 87, No. 1, July 1983, pp. 1-36. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Legislation re. land grant "to Juan Maria Ponce de Leon two caballerias of land, called 'El Rancho de Ponce,' now known as the Town of Franklin," p. 83. Yeilding, Kenneth Duane. The Chamizal Dispute: An Exercise in Arbitration: 1845-1945, A Dissertation in History, May 1973. Texas Tech University Libraries.


Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Claims and Accounts  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Debt  
7th R.S. - 1857
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Public Debt  
San Saba County, Memorials Regarding Indian Depredations  

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