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Henry Taylor Sims

H.T. Sims
Full Name: Henry Taylor Sims
Birth date: July 13, 1850
Death date: May 1, 1922

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 22nd (2) & 21st (1) (3) (4) Legislatures
    1/8/1889 - 1/10/1893
    Democrat
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(3) E.J. Sims, Senate District 29. List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) 21st Legislature - 1/8/1889, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call : "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Henry T. Sims, Coleman County, Texas, age 31, born circa 1849 in Alabama, attorney-at-law, spouse Ida, daughter Lizzie A.
    Census of 1900 - Henry Sims, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, age 50, born July 1850 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Ida R., daughters Willie, May, and Lizzie A. Mayers, son Lee.
    Census of 1910 - Henry T. Sims, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, age 60, born circa 1850 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Ida, son Lee, daughter Ida Lee.
    Census of 1920 - Henry T. Sims, Carter County, Oklahoma, age 69, born circa 1850 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Ida R., daughter Ida Lee. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • 1920 1910
  • H.F. [H.T.] Sims, birth date 7/13/1850 in Alabama, death date 5/1/1922 in Dallas, lawyer, informant Mrs. Ida Sims of Oklahoma City, burial in Ardmore, Oklahoma.. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Biographical sketch, Henry Taylor Sims, pp. 166-167. Born in Taladega [Talladega] County, Alabama, now about 36 years of age; married to Miss Ida Storn of Kentucky in 1874. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Henry Taylor Sims, pp. 216-217. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • Obituary, "H.T. Sims, Formerly Coleman Lawyer Meets Tragic Death in Dallas," The Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), 5/5/1922, p. 1, crediting Coleman Public Library. H.T. Sims, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, died on Monday (5/1/1922) in Dallas; "one of the first lawyers to locate in the frontier town of Coleman in fall of 1866 . . . and for a number of years sat in the Texas Senate as a member from West Texas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
  • Biographical sketch, Henry Taylor Sims, p. 391. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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