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H.W. Lightfoot Henry William Lightfoot
Full Name: Henry William Lightfoot
Date of birth: December 29, 1846
Date of death: August 27, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 11, 1881 - Dec 31, 1882 17th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Delta, Fannin, Lamar

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 9/3/1901, p. 142. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 9/3/1901, p. 241. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • LIGHTFOOT, HENRY W. (1846-1901). "He was elected to the state Senate in 1880 and resigned in 1882." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge Henry William Lightfoot, in "The History of Lamar County: Gaines—Lightfoot—McDonald," 10/3/1937, p. 12. Paris News.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 229. "He was elected to the state Senate in 1880; resigned the position in 1882 to give his undivided attetion to his law practice." Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H.W. Lightfoot, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H.W. Lightfoot, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial Resolutions  
    Places of Business and Suitable Buildings for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Commissioners of Appeals (Co-Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Quarters for State Departments, Select  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Revision of Rules  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  

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