J.L. Henry

John Lane Henry

Full Name: John Lane Henry
Date of birth: October 18, 1831
Date of death: October 21, 1907

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith, Upshur

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 13th Legislature - Senators elect qualified and took their seats, 1/14/1873, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1. Lists J.S. Henry, Sixth District. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, 20th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, John Lane Henry, birth date 10/18/1831, death date 10/21/1907, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 63. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.L. Henry, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. J.L. Henry, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John L. Henry, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. J.L. Henry, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Comptroller of Public Accounts and State Treasurer, Examine  
Constitutional Amendments  
Financial Condition of the State  
Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st First Judicial District, Select  
Judge T.C. Barden, 16th Judicial Court  
Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
Land Office  
Redistricting/Apportionment, Select  

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