F.M. Henry

Francis Marion Henry

Full Name: Francis Marion Henry
Date of birth: November 11, 1832
Date of death: September 15, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Linden / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris

(1) 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 "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis." Galveston Daily News.
  • Correction to biographical sketch, "State Senators elect: personal sketches completed - seventeen lawyers, seven grangers, two doctors, one editor and four colored politicians - the political structure of the new Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch, Captain F.M. Henry. F.A. Battey and Company, Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas: Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889, pp. 392-393, crediting Fannin County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 10-11. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 225. Born 1832, ". . . settled at Linden, the county seat of Cass County, where he resumed the practice law. Francis Henry was elected to the Senate in 1876 and moved to Texarkana in Bowie County, still in the Fifth District, in 1877." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company I, 19th Arkansas Infantry. Captain F.M. Henry. F.A. Battey and Company, Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas: Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889, pp. 392-393, crediting Fannin County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. F.M. Henry, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Claims and Accounts  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Retrenchment and Reform  

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