Matthew Fielding Locke

Matthew F. Locke

Full Name: Matthew F. Locke
Date of birth: July 10, 1824
Date of death: June 4, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1) (2)     Lafayette / Upshur Speaker 1/18/1858 - 11/7/1859.   Upshur
H 16 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Lafayette / Upshur   Upshur

(1) Locke succeeded William S. Taylor as speaker; Taylor resigned both as speaker and member 1/18/1858, no successor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • LOCKE, MATTHEW F. (1824-1911). Birth date 7/20/1824, death date 6/4/1911. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Col. Mat F. Locke, p. 110. Elected to Texas Senate in 1859 but resigned when Civil War began. A History of Upshur County, Texas, 1966.
  • 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Matthew Fielding Locke. Portrait and biographical sketch. Birth date 7/20/1824, death date 6/4/1911. " . . . in 1850 he moved to Texas, settling in Upshur County. There, in the vicinity of Lafayette, he established a plantation." Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.

Military Service Notes

  • Matthew Francis Locke in the U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Matthew Fielding Locke in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, F&S, 10th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Matthew F. Locke, birth date 7/10/1824, death date 6/4/1911, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso. Find a Grave.
  • Matthew F. Locke, birth date 7/10/1824, death date 6/4/1911, burial in Concordia Cemetery, El Paso. Upshur County farmer and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Colonel, 10th Texas Cavalry Regiment, p. 25, and portrait, Plate No. 46. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources


Committee Information top

7th R.S. - 1857
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Probate Law  
Public Debt  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Rules, Select  
Treasurer's Books and Accounts  
6th R.S. - 1855
Engrossed Bills  
Enrolled Bills  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  
Slaves and Slavery  

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