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William Henry Stewart

William Henry Stewart
Full Name: William Henry Stewart
Birth date: May 8, 1818
Death date: March 26, 1903

Terms of Service

  • House, 8th Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
  • House, 3rd (3) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
  • House, 2nd (1) (2) Legislature
    2/15/1848 - 11/5/1849
(1) Stewart sworn 2/15/1848, p. 670. House Journal .
(2) William H. Stewart, sworn 2/5/1848, succeeded John D. Anderson, resigned 1/20/1848. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 28th Legislature, 3/26/1903, p. 1015. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • "For sixty-three years he has been a prominent and beloved Texan; in early days a defender of the Republic, and later of the Confederacy . . . " 28th Legislature, 3/26/1903, p. 1015. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • William H. Stewart and Maco Stewart, Jr. mentioned in biographical sketch of Maco Stewart, Sr., Volume IV, p. 230. Relatives: William H. Stewart - grandfather; Maco Stewart, Jr. - grandson. Relatives: William H. Stewart - great-grandfather; Maco Stewart III - great-grandson. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers 1940.
  • STEWART, WILLIAM HENRY (1818-1903). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Major, Quartermaster Corps. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge William H. Stewart, pp. 363-364. "In 1844 he came to Texas and commenced practicing law at Gonzales. In 1847 he was elected mayor of Gonzales. He also served three terms in the legislature from that county." The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
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