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Gustavus Schleicher Gustavus Schleicher
Full Name: Gustavus 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
  • 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
  • SCHLEICHER, Gustave (1823-1879). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • SCHLEICHER, GUSTAV (1823-1879) (Gustave, Gustavus). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Volume III, pp. 1219-1222. "As a democrat, [Schleicher] was in harmony politically with his congressional district." A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Gustavus Schleicher, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
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