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Louis Frankee Louis Frankee
Full Name: Louis Frankee
Other surnames: Franke
Date of birth: 1818
Date of death: February 19, 1873

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Jan 14, 1873 - Feb 19, 1873 13th (1)   Democrat Ledbetter / Fayette   Bastrop, Fayette
(1) Frankee was murdered and robbed in front of the Capitol 2/19/1873. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Funeral ceremony of Louis Frankee performed in the House of Representative where his body lay in state. Funeral procession started at Capitol and proceeded down Congress Avenue to Pecan Street. . ., pp. 253-254. House Journal.
  • 13th Legislature, R.S., House Journal, 2/20/1873, pp. 250-251. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 13th Legislature, R.S., Senate Journal, 2/20/1873, pp. 188-189. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • FRANKE, LOUIS (1818-1873). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. Louis Franke (deceased). "During a session of the Legislative body, just after Mr. Franke had received his pay and was walking down the steps of the old Capitol building, he was assassinated by some persons unknown, it is supposed for his money." Fayette County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Other Resources
  • "Telegraphic from Austin. Special to the News. A Most Brutal Murder. Member of Legislature Assassinated," 2/21/1873, p. 2. Description of murder of Louis Frankee who was headed to "land office where the committee on immigration, of which he was chairman, were to meet." After found at the foot of the capitol steps, "In answer to questions who he was, the man replied: 'My name is Louis Frankee; am a member of the house of representatives, and a member of the committee struck me on the head with a stick.'" Galveston Daily News.
  • "Bold and Terrible Murder," 2/21/1873, p. 2. Galveston Tri-Weekly Civilian.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Louis Frankee, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Louis Frankee, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Immigration (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Redistricting  
     

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