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Robert Henry Guinn

Robert Guinn
Full Name: Robert Henry Guinn
Birth date: December 12, 1822
Death date: January 18, 1888

Terms of Service

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal .
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .
(8) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(9) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(10) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(11) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned in appointments to Senate committees, 11/6/1855, p. 6. Senate Journal .
(12) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(13) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(14) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
(15) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Robert H. Guinn, age 30 in 1853, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Alabama, lawyer, postoffice Rusk, Cherokee county, p. 457. House Journal .
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Third generation, John Guin, children of marriage of John Guin and Rachel Shields Guin. Relatives: James Washington Guin (born 6/11/1804, died 8/27/1866 in Austin) and Robert Henry Guin (born 1/19/1822) - brothers. Descendants of Robert Gwin of Augusta Co, Virginia 2005.
  • Robert Henry Guinn, born 12/12/1822 in Tennessee, died 1/18/1888 in Rusk, Cherokee County. Senator, representing Rusk, Cherokee County and President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 9th, 10th, and 11th Regular and 1st Called Sessions, interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee County. Find a Grave .
  • GUINN, JAMES WASHINGTON (1804-1866). "Guinn moved with his family to Cherokee County, Texas, in 1858, joining his brother Robert Henry who was a lawyer in Rusk." Relatives: James Washington Guinn and Robert Henry Guinn - brothers. [See also, Descendants of Robert Gwin of Augusta Co, Virginia.] Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Relatives: David Thomas Hearne and Robert Henry Guinn (died 1/8/1888), brothers-in-law, pp. 656-659, including portrait of David Thomas Hearne and Mrs. Jane (Hearne) Guinn, Brief history and genealogy of the Hearne family : from A.D. 1066 . . . to 1680 . . . on down to A.D. 1907, William T. Hearne, Press of Examiner Print. Co., 1907. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Mentioned in 5th Legislature, p. 245. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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