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Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale

Fletcher Stockdale
Full Name: Fletcher Summerfield Stockdale
Birth date: 1825
Death date: February 4, 1890

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (3) & 7th (1) (2) Legislatures
    11/7/1857 - 11/4/1861
(1) 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) .
(2) 7th Legislature - Oath of office, 11/7/1857, p. 50. Senate Journal .
(3) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Senate roster shows Stockdale was 32 in the 7th Legislature (1857-1858). Senate Journal .


  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fletcher Stockdale, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Other Resources

  • Fletcher Stockdale (1825-1890), color portrait, burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. Find a Grave .
  • STOCKDALE, FLETCHER SUMMERFIELD (ca. 1823-1890). Born 1823 or 1825. Death date 2/4/1890. 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 .
  • 9th Lieutenant Governor: Fletcher S. Stockdale. Portrait and biographical sketch. Born 1823 or 1825. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Historical marker, Town Named for Governor F.S. Stockdale, Stockdale, Wilson County. Death date 2/4/1890. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 139-140, Plate No. 58. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
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