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Henry Phillip Davis

H.P. Davis
Full Name: Henry Phillip Davis
Birth date: November 24, 1861
Death date: October 25, 1930

Terms of Service

  • House, 36th (3) Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 10/1/1919
    Democrat
  • House, 35th (1) (2) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
    Democrat
(1) Personnel of the New Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, 12/17/1916, p. 23, lists H.P. Davis, Wills Point, Van Zandt County. Galveston Daily News .
(2) H.P. Davis of Canton, residence in Van Zandt County, pp. 2, 5. House Journal .
(3) Tomas G. Pollard, in special election 11/4/1919, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded H.P. Davis, resigned 10/1/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Canton, Van Zandt County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Wills Point. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, Rev. H.P. Davis, 10/31/1930. Henry Phillip Davis, birth date 11/24/1861, near Thornton, Limestone County; served in the 35th-36th Legislatures; marriage to Mary Jane Cook, 8/29/1886; death date Saturday, 10/25/1930, in Austin. Canton Herald .
  • Henry Phillip Davis, birth date 11/24/1861 in Limestone County, death date 10/25/1930 in Austin, Travis County; buried in Wills Point. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • "Governor causes much excitement . . . Directs personal remark at state senator, which causes uproar . . . He wants an investigation . . . The resolution introduced asks for thorough probing of activities of James E. Ferguson," 3/4/1917, pp. 1, 6, 12. Galveston Daily News .
  • Family group sheet for Henry Phillip Davis; includes a biographical sketch and census data 1880-1930. "He was voted into the 1914-1917 two terms as a state representative from Van Zandt Co., Texas." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Biographical sketch transcribed from The Southland, Vol. XII. No 1. "Pastor of Baptist Church, Wills Point, Texas." Van Zandt County, TXGenWeb Project .
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