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H.T. Sims Henry Taylor Sims
Full Name: Henry Taylor Sims
Date of birth: July 13, 1850
Date of death: May 1, 1922

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 10, 1893 21st (2) (3) (4)   22nd (1)   Democrat Coleman / Coleman   Andrews, Borden, Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Dawson, Eastland, Fisher, Gaines, Howard, Jones, McCulloch, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, San Saba, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) E.J. Sims, Senate District 29. List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 21st Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/8/1889, p. 1. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Henry Taylor Sims, pp. 166-167. Born in Taladega [Talladega] County, Alabama, now about 36 years of age; married to Miss Ida Storn of Kentucky in 1874. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Henry Taylor Sims, pp. 216-217. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Obituary, "H.T. Sims, Formerly Coleman Lawyer Meets Tragic Death in Dallas," The Democrat-Voice (Coleman, Texas), 5/5/1922, p. 1, crediting Coleman Public Library. H.T. Sims, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, died on Monday (5/1/1922) in Dallas; "one of the first lawyers to locate in the frontier town of Coleman in fall of 1866 . . . and for a number of years sat in the Texas Senate as a member from West Texas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Henry Taylor Sims, p. 391. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Henry T. Sims, Coleman County, Texas, age 31, born circa 1849 in Alabama, attorney-at-law, spouse Ida, daughter Lizzie A.
    Census of 1900 - Henry Sims, Coleman, Coleman County, Texas, age 50, born July 1850 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Ida R., daughters Willie, May, and Lizzie A. Mayers, son Lee.
    Census of 1910 - Henry T. Sims, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, age 60, born circa 1850 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Ida, son Lee, daughter Ida Lee.
    Census of 1920 - Henry T. Sims, Carter County, Oklahoma, age 69, born circa 1850 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Ida R., daughter Ida Lee. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • H.F. [H.T.] Sims, birth date 7/13/1850 in Alabama, death date 5/1/1922 in Dallas, lawyer, informant Mrs. Ida Sims of Oklahoma City, burial in Ardmore, Oklahoma.. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H.T. Sims, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H.T. Sims, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
     

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