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Fletcher Stockdale Fletcher Stockdale
Full Name: Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale
Date of birth: 1825
Date of death: February 4, 1890

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Nov 7, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (2) (3)   8th (1)     Indianola / Calhoun   Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria
(1) 8th Legislature - 11/7/1859, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(2) Oath of office 11/7/1857, p. 50. "Mr. Potter presented the credentials of Hon. Fletcher S. Stockdale, Senator elect from the 26th Senatorial District, composed of the counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Victoria, Dewit, Lavaca and Goliad - who came forward, took the oath prescribed by the constitution and his seat." Senate Journal.
(3) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Senate roster shows Stockdale was 32 in the 7th Legislature (1857-1858). Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale, birth year 1825 on grave marker, death date 2/4/1890, color portrait, biographical sketch, interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. Find a Grave.
  • STOCKDALE, FLETCHER SUMMERFIELD (ca. 1823-1890). Born 1823 or 1825. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 9th Lieutenant Governor: Fletcher S. Stockdale. Portrait and biographical sketch. Born 1823 or 1825. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 139-140, Plate No. 58. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Convention to Frame a New State Constitution  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Revenue Laws  
    State Affairs  
    Ways and Means for the Protection of the Frontier, Select  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Depredations Upon Citizens of Mexican Origin Transporting Merchandise from Lavaca to San Antonio  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Land or Money Claims Recommended by Court of Claims  
    Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
    State Affairs  

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