Fletcher Stockdale

Fletcher Summerfield 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, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(2) 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).
(3) 7th Legislature - Oath of office, 11/7/1857, p. 50. Senate Journal.

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

Other Resources

  • Fletcher Stockdale (1825-1890), color portrait, burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. 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.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
  • Historical marker, Town Named for Governor F.S. Stockdale, Stockdale, Wilson County. Death date 2/4/1890. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).


  • 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 Information top

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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