R.S. Guy

Robert Smythe Guy

Full Name: Robert Smythe Guy
Date of birth: August 3, 1825
Date of death: July 17, 1887

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (2)   16th (1)   Democrat Lancaster / Dallas   Dallas, Ellis

(1) Letter from Senator R.S. Guy to Governor Richard B. Hubbard dated 1/15/1879, relating to plans to be in his seat "by the last of next week - say about the 23d or 24th instant," Fifth Day, 1/18/1879, p. 78. Senate Journal.
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Death notice, 7/18/1887, p. 8. "Capt. R.S. Guy died at his residence at Lancaster yesterday morning. Capt. Guy served as State senator from this district in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Legislatures . . . " Death date 7/17/1887.
    Burial in Lancaster Cemetery 7/18/1887, "Lancaster Local Notes," 7/25/1887, p. 4. Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1880 - Robt. S. Guy, Lancaster, Dallas County, age 56, born circa 1824 in Virginia, lawyer, wife Emily. FamilySearch.
  • R.S. Guy, birth date 8/3/1820, death date 7/17/1887, burial in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County. Find a Grave.
  • Robert S. Guy mentioned, p. 36. Brown, John Henry. History of Dallas County, Texas : from 1837 to 1887, 1887, Dallas, Texas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. R.S. Guy, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Constitutional Amendments  
General Land Office (Chair) 
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Claims and Accounts  
Revision of Code  
Room for Court of Appeals  
15th R.S. - 1876
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Lands  
State Penitentiaries  

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