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Henry Arthur Finch

H.A. Finch
Full Name: Henry Arthur Finch
Birth date: December 20, 1853
Death date: January 9, 1934

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 22nd (1) (2) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
  • House, 18th (3) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.
(4) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, 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 president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Henry A. Finch, McKinney, Collin County, age 25, born circa 1855 in Mississippi, lawyer.
    Census of 1900 - H.A. Finch, McKinney, Collin County, age 44, born January 1856 in Mississippi, lawyer, wife Fannie. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • Henry A. Finch, birth date 12/20/1853 in Brandon, Mississippi, death date 1/9/1934 in McKinney, Collin County, Texas, retired businessman. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Henry A. Finch (1853-1934), burial in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in "Laura Frances Shipe Finch: A Devoted Servant," by Mary Carole Strother, McKinney Matters, 2007. History of Fannie Finch Elementary School in McKinney. McKinney Independent School District .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Henry Arthur Finch, pp. 195-196. Born 12/20/1855 in Smith County, Mississippi, married Fannie Shipe 4/29/1890 at McKinney, Collin County, Texas. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • Mentioned in historical marker, Fanny Finch Elementary School, McKinney, Collin County. " . . . she married Henry A. Finch (d. 1934), Texas legislator . . . In 1917 Mrs. Finch became one of the state's first women to serve on a school board." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Biographical sketch, Henry Arthur Finch, p. 256. Born 12/20/1855. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
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