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Henry Phelps Henry Phelps
Full Name: Henry Phelps
Date of birth: 1830
Date of death: March 7, 1878

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Feb 13, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Republican Richmond / Fort Bend   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton
(1) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) Phelps was sworn 2/13/1873. House Journal.
(3) Richard Williams and James Washington won seats in contested election and did not take seats until February 1873 (along with Henry Phelps, late because of illness), p. 41. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Henry Phelps. Born Virginia, ca. 1829; death date, place unknown. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • PHELPS, HENRY (ca. 1829-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 40-41. Birth year 1830, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Death notice, 3/7/1878, p. 7, excerpt of Beaumont Lumberman extended obituary. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry Phelps, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Henry Phelps, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Henry Phelps, 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Penitentiary  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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