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Henry B. Gonzalez Henry B. Gonzalez
Full Name: Henry Barbosa Gonzalez
Date of birth: May 3, 1916
Date of death: November 28, 2000

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 10, 1961 - Nov 5, 1961 57th (1)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 26 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   55th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) In Senate, Franklin S. Spears, in special election 12/16/1961, sworn 12/22/1961, succeeded Henry B. Gonzalez, elected Congressman, 25th District, 11/4/1961, resigned Senate seat 11/5/1961. Spears' first session in the Senate was 57th 3rd Called Session. In House, Rudy Esquivel, in special election 12/16/1961, took office 12/22/1961, succeeded Franklin S. Spears, resigned 12/14/1961. Esquivel's first session was 57th 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 57th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 22, election to Congress. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, R.S., SR 411, birthday. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., HCR 14, HemisFair '68. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 77th Legislature, R.S., SR 825. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 80th Legislature, R.S., SR 903. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • GONZALEZ, Henry Barbosa (1916-2000). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Mentioned in MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS article. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in TEJANO POLITICS. Listed among the Tejanos who served in the Texas House and Senate. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, 2004.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2001.
  • Biographical sketch included in Tejano Struggle for Representation, 2004.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry B. Gonzalez, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Henry B. Gonzalez, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Henry B. Gonzalez, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Henry B. Gonzalez, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 55th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 57th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • First Mexican-American elected to the Texas Senate; first Mexican-American elected to Congress from Texas. .
  • "UT to house Gonzalez collection," 10/25/2006. "Gonzales was the first Mexican American elected to the Texas Senate, the first Mexican American to run . . . for governor, in 1958, and the first Mexican American elected from Texas to the U.S. House." Austin American Statesman.
  • James E. Garcia. "Maverick Congressman Memorialized as 'A Voice for the Downtrodden,'" December 1, 2000, pp. 1-4. La Prensa San Diego.
  • Molly Ivins. "So Long to Henry B.," December 8, 2000, p. 4. Texas Observer.
  • Committee Informationtop
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Banking  
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Jurisprudence  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Health and Welfare Services Coordinating Commission  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Banking  
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Banking  
    Counties, Cities and Towns (Vice Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Jurisprudence  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
     

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