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Ferdinand Schlickum

Full Name: Carl Ferdinand Schlickum
Birth date: October 12, 1829
Death date: November 12, 1876

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    2/14/1870 - 1/14/1873
(1) Plato was unseated in a "particlularly flagrant" way: he did not receive notice of the contest until the legislature convened; he was given no time to collect evidence; the majority report that unseated him threw out the vote of Cameron County," p. 289. A Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897 .
(2) Ferdinand Schlickum, sworn 2/14/1870, succeeded Nelson Plato, unseated in election contest 2/14/1870. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) "In each house the radicals had a slight majority over both Democrats and conservative Republicans. . .These made short work of the [election] contests; the radical contestants were seated in nearly every instance. Several of those who lost their seats were leading Hamilton Republicans, as A.J. Evans in the senate and M.L. Armstrong in the house. . .fn3, One case that seems particularly flagrant was the unseating of Nelson Plato (Dem.) of the Brownsville district," p. 289. Reconstruction in Texas 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Ferdinand Schlickum funeral yesterday, 11/14/1876. Austin History Center Newspaper Index July 26, 1871-Dec 21, 1877. Austin Genealogical Society 2001.
  • Death notice, Ferdinand Schlickum, 11/14/1876, p. 3. Daily Democratic Statesman (Austin, Texas) .
  • Carl Ferdinand Schlickum, birth date 10/12/1829, death date 11/12/1876, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Includes reprint of death notice in the Daily Democratic Statesman, 11/14/1876. Find a Grave .
  • Description of Radical Republican takeover of Brownsville during reconstruction: Israel Bigelow and, eventually, Jerry Galvan ousted; Ferdinand Schlickum sent to first Republican Convention; Rip Ford wounded in fight with the sheriff, pp. 305-309. I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant 2003.

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