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E.M. Phelps Edwin McNamee Phelps
Full Name: Edwin McNamee Phelps
Date of birth: August 30, 1841
Date of death: August 19, 1912

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Anaqua / Victoria   Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria

(1) Anaqua post office closed by 1919. Anaqua was located approximately 5 miles west of present city of McFadden. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 269. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 8th Texas Cavalry, Terry's Texas Rangers. Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General in the service of the State. Retired with rank of Colonel in 1911. Reprint of military record in obituary, "Col. Phelps Will Be Buried Today," San Antonio Express, 8/21/1912, p. 3, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "After the war was over he lived at Victoria, where he had several offices of trust, representing that county in the Eighteenth Legislature in 1883." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Edwin M. Phelps, pp. 163-164. Relatives: Edwin M. Phelps - son; Truman Phelps - father. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • Edwin McNamee Phelps, birth date 8/30/1841 on grave marker, death date 8/19/1912, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, with spouse Mary Jane Bickford Phelps. Find a Grave.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Edwin M. Phelps, pp. 612-613. Clerk in the General Land Office of the State of Texas. Born 8/30/1842 in Vincennes, Indiana. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. E.M. Phelps, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
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