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H.T. Sims Henry Taylor Sims
Full Name: Henry Taylor Sims
Date of birth: July 1, 1850
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   21st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Coleman / Coleman   Andrews, Borden, Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Dawson, Eastland, Fisher, Gaines, Howard, Jones, McCulloch, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, San Saba, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) E.J. Sims, Senate District 29. List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 21st Legislature - 1/8/1889, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call : "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 166-167. "...born in Taladega County, Alabama and now about thirty-six years of age." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, Henry Taylor Sims, p. 391. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - Coleman County, Texas. Henry T. Sims, age 31, attorney-at-law, born in Alabama. Census of 1900 - Coleman County, Texas. Henry T. Sims, date of birth July 1850, age 49, born in Alabama. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H.T. Sims, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H.T. Sims, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
     

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