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Sheppard Mullens

Full Name: Sheppard "Shep" Mullens
Other surnames: Mullins
Birth date: 1829
Death date: August 7, 1871

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    2/8/1870 - 8/6/1871
     
(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal .
(2) Mullens died 8/6/1871. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(4) Radical Republican Association, established 6/4/1870, p. 26. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898 2016.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 12th Adjourned Legislature - Memorial resolution, p. 11. Death date 8/6/1871. House Journal .
  • S. Mullins. House Journal .
  • 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 .
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary . SB 667 SCR 13
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Legislative Policy . SB 667 SCR 13

Other Resources

  • Shepart Mullins formerly interred in the First Street Cemetery, Waco, TX, "Over their dead bodies," 1/29/2009, Austin Chronicle .
  • Biographical information, pp. 56-57. Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times 1981.
  • Biographical information in Alwyn Barr, "Black Legislators of Reconstruction Texas," Volume 32, Number 4, December 1986, pp. 340-352. Civil War History .
  • Biographical sketch, Sheppard (Shepherd, Shepart, Shepard) Mullens (Mullins). Born Lawrence County, Alabama, ca. 1828 or 1829; died Waco, Texas, August 6 or 7, 1871. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas 2002.
  • MULLENS, SHEPHERD (ca. 1828-1871). Republican. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Sheppard Mullens. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Mentioned in Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants 1970.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 3-4. Included in list of eleven African-American delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1868-1869, Appendix A. Birth year 1829, death year 1871, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898 2016.
  • Shepard Mullins mentioned, p. 140. Time of Hope, Time of Despair: Black Texans During Reconstruction 1981.

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