H.P. Davis

Henry Phillip Davis

Full Name: Henry Phillip Davis
Date of birth: November 24, 1861
Date of death: October 25, 1930

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Jan 14, 1919 - Oct 1, 1919 36th (1)   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt   Van Zandt
H 29 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Canton / Van Zandt   Van Zandt

(1) Tomas G. Pollard, in special election 11/4/1919, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded H.P. Davis, resigned 10/1/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Personnel of the New Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, 12/17/1916, p. 23, lists H.P. Davis, Wills Point, Van Zandt County. Galveston Daily News.
(3) H.P. Davis of Canton, residence in Van Zandt County, pp. 2, 5. House Journal.
(4) Canton, Van Zandt County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Wills Point. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and photo, Elder Henry Phillip Davis, transcribed from The Southland, Vol. XII. No 1. "Pastor of Baptist Church, Wills Point, Texas." Van Zandt County, TXGenWeb Project.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, Rev. H.P. Davis, 10/31/1930. Henry Phillip Davis, birth date 11/24/1861, near Thornton, Limestone County; served in the 35th-36th Legislatures; marriage to Mary Jane Cook, 8/29/1886; death date Saturday, 10/25/1930, in Austin. Canton Herald.
  • Henry Phillip Davis, birth date 11/24/1861 in Limestone County; death date 10/25/1930 in Austin, Travis County; employee, State Highway Dept.; burial in Wills Point. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Governor causes much excitement . . . Directs personal remark at state senator, which causes uproar . . . He wants an investigation . . . The resolution introduced asks for thorough probing of activities of James E. Ferguson," 3/4/1917, pp. 1, 6, 12. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. H.P. Davis, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H.P. Davis, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Constitutional Amendments  
Liquor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
35th R.S. - 1917
Commerce and Manufactures  
Liquor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Senatorial Districts  
3rd R.S. - 1849
Judicial Districts, Select  

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