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Archibald C. Hyde

Archibald C. Hyde
Full Name: Archibald C. Hyde
Birth date: 1813
Death date: January 12, 1894

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (4) & 7th (2) (3) Legislatures
    11/2/1857 - 11/4/1861
(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) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Estimated birth year based on age at beginning of 7th Legislature, Member List, pp. 679-685. Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • United States Army, Company F, 3rd Texas Mounted Rangers. Mexican War, Archibald C. Hyde, pension filed 3/15/1887. FamilySearch, United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 .
  • Death notice, "A Texas Veteran," The Galveston Daily News, 1/13/1894, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "He represented the El Paso district in the state senate." Death date 1/12/1894. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Became Chief Justice of El Paso County on 8/20/1850, p. 18. Timmons, W.H. "American El Paso: The Formative Years, 1848-1854," Vol. 87, No. 1, July 1983, pp. 1-36. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Legislation re. land grant "to Juan Maria Ponce de Leon two caballerias of land, called 'El Rancho de Ponce,' now known as the Town of Franklin," p. 83. Yeilding, Kenneth Duane. The Chamizal Dispute: An Exercise in Arbitration: 1845-1945, A Dissertation in History, May 1973. Texas Tech University Libraries .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 76 (died in January, 1894, near Elmendorft, Texas); chief justice, 34; in El Paso, 45, 52; at Magoffin's ranch, 53; notary, 60; county judge ("El Paso County's second county judge was Archibald C. Hyde, who was born near Norwich, Connecticut, in 1813"), 61; at San Elizario, 65; property seized, 80-81; return to El Paso, 166. The Legal Heritage of El Paso 1963.
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