Henry Phelps

Henry Phelps

Full Name: Henry Phelps
Date of birth: 1830
Date of death: March 7, 1878

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Feb 13, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   Republican Richmond / Fort Bend   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton

(1) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) Phelps sworn 2/13/1873, p. 201. House Journal.
(3) Richard Williams and James Washington won seats in contested election and did not take seats until February 1873 (along with Henry Phelps, late because of illness), p. 41. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary. SB 667 SCR 13
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Legislative Policy. SB 667 SCR 13

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Death notice, 3/7/1878, p. 7, excerpt of Beaumont Lumberman extended obituary. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants, 1970.

Photographs

  • Photograph. Henry Phelps, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry Phelps, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Henry Phelps, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Penitentiary  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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