Felix Smith

Felix Ezell Smith

Full Name: Felix Ezell Smith
Date of birth: August 10, 1831
Date of death: February 5, 1891

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 75 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 75 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 75 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (6)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 65 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (7)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Travis
H 28 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (8) (9) (10)   Democrat Bluff Springs / Travis   Blanco, Burnet, Concho, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) F.E. Smith, Austin. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Listed as the Democratic candidate in the 1884 election for State Representative of Travis county. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Del Valle, Travis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) "In 1851, he came to Texas and settled at his present home, Bluff Springs, Travis county," p. 52. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
(6) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(7) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(8) Austin, Travis County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(9) BLUFF SPRINGS, TEXAS. Bluff Springs is on Onion Creek eight miles south of Austin and two miles east of Interstate Highway 35 in southern Travis County. It was settled in the early 1850s, and a post office opened there in 1853 with William S. Smith as postmaster. Handbook of Texas Online.
(10) Bluff Springs, Travis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.

Photographs

  • Photograph. Felix Smith, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. F.E. Smith, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. F.E. Smith, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. F.E. Smith, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Claims and Accounts  
Penitentiaries  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
19th R.S. - 1885
Agricultural  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
18th R.S. - 1883
Commerce and Manufactures  
County Government and County Finance  
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
16th R.S. - 1879
Claims and Accounts  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
State Asylums  
14th R.S. - 1874
Asylums  
Internal Improvements  
Lighting the State House with Gas  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings  
Rooms in Capitol Building  
Town and City Corporations  

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