H.A. Finch

Henry Arthur Finch

Full Name: Henry Arthur Finch
Date of birth: December 20, 1853
Date of death: January 9, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin, Denton
H 29 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (4)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin, Denton

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Henry A. Finch, McKinney, Collin County, age 25, born circa 1855 in Mississippi, lawyer.
    Census of 1900 - H.A. Finch, McKinney, Collin County, age 44, born January 1856 in Mississippi, lawyer, wife Fannie. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • Henry A. Finch, birth date 12/20/1853 in Brandon, Mississippi, death date 1/9/1934 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, retired businessman. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Henry A. Finch (1853-1934), burial in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in "Laura Frances Shipe Finch: A Devoted Servant," by Mary Carole Strother, McKinney Matters, 2007. History of Fannie Finch Elementary School in McKinney. McKinney Independent School District.
  • Mentioned in historical marker, Fanny Finch Elementary School, McKinney, Collin County. " . . . she married Henry A. Finch (d. 1934), Texas legislator . . . In 1917 Mrs. Finch became one of the state's first women to serve on a school board." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).


  • Photograph. H.A. Finch, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H.A. Finch, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Mining and Irrigation  
Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals (Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Roads and Bridges  
State Asylums  
18th R.S. - 1883
Constitutional Amendments  
Judiciary No. 2  

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