Gustavus Schleicher

Gustavus Schleicher

Full Name: Gustavus "Gustav" Schleicher
Date of birth: November 19, 1823
Date of death: January 10, 1879

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar, Gillespie, Medina, Uvalde
H 71 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar, Comal, Gillespie, Kinney, Medina, Uvalde

(1) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(2) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(3) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Gustavus Schleicher, age 29, native of Germany, emigrated from Germany in 1847, engineer, postoffice San Antonio, Bexar County. House Journal.
  • G. Schleicher (5th Legislature, opening day roll call, 11/7/1853, p. 5); Gustavus Schleicher (member roster, p. 460). House Journal. 5th R.S., p. 5 5th R.S., Roll of Members
  • Message from Governor R.B. Hubbard, announcing death of the Honorable Gustave Schleicher, at the city of Washington, on January 10; 16th Legislature, R.S., 1/16/1879, pp. 69-70. House Journal.
  • Gustavus Schleicher (8th Legislature, opening day roll call, 11/7/1859, p. 4), Gus Schleicher (member roster, p. 604). Senate Journal. 8th R.S., Member Roster 8th R.S., p. 4

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, General John B. Magruder's Corps of Engineers. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Gustavus Schleicher. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.

Other Resources

  • Gustav Schleicher, birth date 11/19/1823, death date 1/10/1879, burial in San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave.
  • "In Washington, D.C., on July 11, 1877, Stockdale married Elizabeth Schleicher, the seventeen-year-old daughter of his friend and Texas political colleague, Gustav Schleicher and Elizabeth Tinsley Howard Schleicher." Relatives: Gustav Schleicher, father-in-law; Fletcher S. Stockdale, son-in-law. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • SCHLEICHER COUNTY named for Gustav Schleicher. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Gustavus Schleicher. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Gustavus Schleicher described as "utopian socialist" who helped to found Bettina, an agrarian collective, p. 212; and mentioned as director of San Antonio Water Company along with Senator Samuel Maverick and John James, p. 294. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.


Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
5th R.S. - 1853
Claims and Accounts  
Indian Affairs  
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