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Robert Smythe Guy

R.S. Guy
Full Name: Robert Smythe Guy
Birth date: August 3, 1825
Death date: July 17, 1887

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 16th (2) & 15th (1) Legislatures
    4/18/1876 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
(1) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal . April 14, 1876
April 27, 1876
(2) Letter from Senator R.S. Guy to Governor Richard B. Hubbard dated 1/15/1879, relating to plans to be in his seat "by the last of next week - say about the 23d or 24th instant," Fifth Day, 1/18/1879, p. 78. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Death notice, 7/18/1887, p. 8. "Capt. R.S. Guy died at his residence at Lancaster yesterday morning. Capt. Guy served as State senator from this district in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Legislatures . . . " Death date 7/17/1887.
    Burial in Lancaster Cemetery 7/18/1887, "Lancaster Local Notes," 7/25/1887, p. 4. Dallas Morning News .
  • Census of 1880 - Robt. S. Guy, Lancaster, Dallas County, age 56, born circa 1824 in Virginia, lawyer, wife Emily. FamilySearch .
  • R.S. Guy, birth date 8/3/1820 on grave marker, death date 7/17/1887, burial in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis." Galveston Daily News .
  • Robert S. Guy mentioned, p. 36. Brown, John Henry. History of Dallas County, Texas : from 1837 to 1887, 1887, Dallas, Texas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 23-25. Born in Stanton, Augusta County, Virginia, 50 years old. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, Robert Smythe Guy, p. 243. Born 8/3/1825 in Stanton, Augusta County, Virginia. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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