R.E. Steele

Robert E. Steele

Full Name: Robert E. Steele
Date of birth: October 1, 1840
Date of death: August 15, 1920

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 23rd (2)   24th (1)   Democrat Cotton Gin / Freestone   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson
H 59 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3)   Democrat Cotton Gin / Freestone   Freestone
H 59 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Cotton Gin / Freestone   Freestone
H 59 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (4)   Democrat Cotton Gin / Freestone   Freestone

(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893 January 11, 1893
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Robert E. Steele, birth date 10/1/1840, death date 8/15/1920, burial in Mexia City Cemetery, Limestone County. Includes biographical sketch from A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, pp. 531-532. Find a Grave.
  • "Many are here for Mrs. Steele's burial," Mexia Weekly Herald, 2/17/1930. Josephine (Williams) Steele was married 30 Nov 1865 in Freestone County to Robert E. Steele. USGenWeb Project, 1996.


  • Photograph. R.E. Steele, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.E. Steele, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.E. Steele, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.E. Steel, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
Claims and Accounts  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims  
20th R.S. - 1887
Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
Comptroller's Office, Examine  
Internal Improvement  
New Capitol, Governor's Message  
Privileges and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs (Chair) 
19th R.S. - 1885
Internal Improvement  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs (Chair) 
18th R.S. - 1883
Agricultural Affairs  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
Texas Siftings Publication, Select  

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