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B. Gibbs Barnett Gibbs
Full Name: Barnett Gibbs
Date of birth: May 19, 1851
Date of death: October 4, 1904

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Kaufman, Rockwall

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 32nd Legislature, Resolution appointing a special committee to hang a portrait of the former Lieutenant Governor in the Senate chamber. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • GIBBS, BARNETT (1851-1904). Birth date 5/19/1851, death date 10/4/1904. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Lieutenant Governor Barnett Gibbs, pp. 74-75. Born 5/19/1841 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Barnett Gibbs, pp. 57-59. "Colonel Gibbs is the youngest Lieutenant-Governor Texas ever had, the youngest acting Governor, the youngest senator, and represented the largest senatorial district in the State." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • 15th Lieutenant Governor: Barnett Gibbs. Photo and biographical sketch. Birth date 5/19/1851, death date 10/5/1904. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 241-242. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • Barnett Gibbs, death date 10/4/1904, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Lt. Governor Barnett Gibbs, 19th Legislature composite photo of the Texas House of Representatives, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B. Gibbs, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Barnett Gibbs, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Deaf and Dumb Asylum (Chair) 
    General Land Office  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  

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