William Henry Stewart

William Henry Stewart

Full Name: William Henry Stewart
Date of birth: May 8, 1818
Date of death: March 26, 1903

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 62 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Gonzales / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 40 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1)     Gonzales / Gonzales   Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe
H Gonzales Feb 15, 1848 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (2) (3)     Gonzales / Gonzales   DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Lavaca

(1) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Stewart sworn 2/15/1848, p. 670. House Journal.
(3) William H. Stewart, sworn 2/5/1848, succeeded John D. Anderson, resigned 1/20/1848. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • William H. Stewart and Maco Stewart, Jr. mentioned in biographical sketch of Maco Stewart, Sr., Volume IV, p. 230. Relatives: William H. Stewart - grandfather; Maco Stewart, Jr. - grandson. Relatives: William H. Stewart - great-grandfather; Maco Stewart III - great-grandson. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge William H. Stewart, pp. 363-364. "In 1844 he came to Texas and commenced practicing law at Gonzales. In 1847 he was elected mayor of Gonzales. He also served three terms in the legislature from that county." The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • STEWART, WILLIAM HENRY (1818-1903). Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Major, Quartermaster Corps. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • "For sixty-three years he has been a prominent and beloved Texan; in early days a defender of the Republic, and later of the Confederacy . . . " 28th Legislature, 3/26/1903, p. 1015. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources


Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, Reward for Arrest of Certain Persons  
Finance (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
3rd R.S. - 1849
Apportionment, Special  
Governor's Message, Select  
Public Debt  
Public Printing  
Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message  
Santa Fe, Prepare Remonstrance and Protest Against the Further Continuance of a Military Government in  
State Affairs  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Public Lands  
State Affairs  

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