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Gustavus Schleicher

Gustavus Schleicher
Full Name: Gustavus "Gustav" Schleicher
Birth date: November 19, 1823
Death date: January 10, 1879

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
(1) Included in "Table II, Constitutional Unionists (Identified from newspapers) with Biographical Data," list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 82, Number 3, January 1979, pp. 238, 256-262, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
Table II, Constitutional Unionists
(2) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(3) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • G. Schleicher (5th Legislature, opening day roll call, 11/7/1853, p. 5); Gustavus Schleicher (member roster, p. 460). House Journal . 5th R.S., p. 5 5th R.S., Roll of Members
  • Message from Governor R.B. Hubbard, announcing death of the Honorable Gustave Schleicher, at the city of Washington, on January 10; 16th Legislature, R.S., 1/16/1879, pp. 69-70. House Journal .
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Gustavus Schleicher, age 29, native of Germany, emigrated from Germany in 1847, engineer, postoffice San Antonio, Bexar County. House Journal .
  • Gustavus Schleicher (8th Legislature, opening day roll call, 11/7/1859, p. 4), Gus Schleicher (member roster, p. 604). Senate Journal . 8th R.S., p. 4 8th R.S., Member Roster


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Volume III, pp. 1219-1222. "As a democrat, [Schleicher] was in harmony politically with his congressional district." A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • SCHLEICHER, Gustave (1823-1879). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress .
  • Gustav Schleicher, birth date 11/19/1823, death date 1/10/1879, burial in San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave .
  • SCHLEICHER, GUSTAV (1823-1879) (Gustave, Gustavus). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, General John B. Magruder's Corps of Engineers. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • SCHLEICHER COUNTY named for Gustav Schleicher. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "In Washington, D.C., on July 11, 1877, Stockdale married Elizabeth Schleicher, the seventeen-year-old daughter of his friend and Texas political colleague, Gustav Schleicher and Elizabeth Tinsley Howard Schleicher." Relatives: Gustav Schleicher, father-in-law; Fletcher S. Stockdale, son-in-law. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Gustavus Schleicher. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
  • Gustavus Schleicher. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Gustavus Schleicher described as "utopian socialist" who helped to found Bettina, an agrarian collective, p. 212; and mentioned as director of San Antonio Water Company along with Senator Samuel Maverick and John James, p. 294. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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