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John Henninger Reagan John Henninger Reagan
Full Name: John Henninger Reagan
Date of birth: October 8, 1818
Date of death: March 6, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H Nacogdoches Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1)     Unknown / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

(1) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 29th Legislature, R.S., 3/6/1905, pp. 637-638; 3/22/1905, pp. 866-876, 1454-1455. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 29th Legislature, R.S., 3/7/1905, p. 382. Resolution and Chicago Record-Herald reprint, 3/14/1905, pp. 444, 454-456. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 400-403. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • REAGAN, John Henninger (1818-1905). Representative and Senator, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. John H. Reagan, pp. 708-710. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 57-68. Centennial History of Anderson County Texas, Showing the Development of this Important County. . ., 1936.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, "Bench and Bar of East Texas," pp. 578-579. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • REAGAN, JOHN HENNINGER (1818-1905). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography in LRL collection, 923.273 P942N 1962. Not Without Honor; The Life of John H. Reagan, 1962.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, John H. Reagan, United States Senator, pp. 48-50. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, John H. Reagan, Railroad Commission Chairman, pp. 99-101. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, John H. Reagan, United States Senator, pp. 125-128. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portraits and biographical sketch. Death date 3/6/1906. The Texas Senator, 1978.
  • Biographical sketch, John H. Reagan, Chairman State Railroad Commission, pp. 7-8. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, John Henninger Reagan, Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, pp. 16-17. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 345-348. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Cherokee War (1839); captain of a militia company in Nacogdoches; and Postmaster General of the Confederacy, captured May 1865 and confined in Fort Warren in Boston harbor. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 25. "He was in the two battles against the Indians in July 1839, and for his gallantry Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, the Secretary of War of the young republic tendered him a commission as lieutenant in the regular army which he declined . . . In March 1861 President Jefferson Davis called him to his cabinet as Postmaster-General, and during the last few months of the Confederate government he was also Secretary of the Treasury. May 10, 1865, he was made a prisoner of war along with Mr. Davis, Gov. Lubbock and others." Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Postmaster General of the Confederacy. John Henniger Reagan. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo, "Governor Jim Hogg and the Birth of the Texas Railroad Commission," p. 72. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Portrait and obituary, 3/7/1905, Dallas Morning News.
  • John Henninger Reagan, birth date 10/8/1818, death date 3/6/1905, portrait, burial in Palestine City Cemetery, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in "Brave Pioneers Who Blazed the Way for Tarrant's Present Greatness," 12/15/1912, Part Four, p. 1. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Mentioned in "The Confederacy," speech by Nelson Phillips at the Joint Exercises of the Confederate Veterans, the Sons of Veterans and the Southern Memorial Association During the Annual Confederate Reunion, Dallas, 5/19/1925, p. 27. Pace's Texas Scrap Book: Containing Gems of Thought From Bench - Bar - Pulpit - Rostrum on Religious, Political and Educational Subjects, Consisting of Sermons, Prayers, Poems, Funeral Orations and Extracts From Various Sources, 1933.
  • Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • Mentioned in "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 237. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Henninger Reagan, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
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