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D.H. Triplett Daniel Henry Triplett
Full Name: Daniel Henry "Dan" Triplett
Date of birth: August 15, 1844
Date of death: January 26, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Orange / Orange   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • TRIPLETT, DANIEL HENRY (1844-1916). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch included in "A Tale of Two Brothers," by Jerry Pennington, presented in part to the Orange County Historical Society at their March 2001 meeting, Las Sabinas, Volume 29, Number 1, 2003, pp. 18-40, see esp. pp. 23-26, crediting Orange County Historical Society. Born 8/15/1844 in Decatur, Illinois, death date 1/26/1916, obituary; "In 1973 [sic 1873] he was the first Orange lawyer elected to serve the District as a State Legislator. He represented Orange in the 14th Legislature in 1874, and in a Special Session in 1875. Dan was only 30 at the time." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "D.H. Triplett, Prominent Attorney Called by Death: Was One Time Member of Legislature . . . ," The Houston Post, 1/27/1916, p. 11, and funeral notice, D.H. Triplett, The Houston Post, 1/28/1916, p. 5. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). January 27, 1916 January 28, 1916
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870, Orange County, TX - D.H. Triplett, age 26, occupation "atr at law," spouse Elizabeth (age 23), daughter Edith (age 1), Mary Triplett (age 56), and Edith Triplett (age 16). Ancestry.com.
  • D.H. Triplett, Orange, Orange County, lawyer, born in Illinois, age 30. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
  • Dan H. Triplett, birth date 8/15/1844 in Illinois, death date 1/26/1916 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Daniel Henry Triplett, birth date 8/15/1844, death date 1/26/1916, burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Houston. Unmarked grave. Includes obituary and funeral notice from The Houston Post, 1/27/1916 and 1/28/1916. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.H. Triplett, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Removal of Judge M. Priest, 4th Judicial District  

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