Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905

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Birth 1818-10-08
Death 1905-03-06

Biographical notes:

U.S. Representative and Senator from Texas; Confederate Postmaster General.

From the description of Letter to John W. Swindell, 1878 December 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50734517

Postmaster General, C.S.A.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Palestine, Texas, to George W. Paschal, Jr., 1877 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616448

Born in Sevier County, Tennessee, John Henniger Reagan (1818-1905) came to Texas in 1839. He was an attorney, a judge, a militia officer, and a Democratic politician who served in the U. S. House of Representatives both before and after the Civil War (1858-1861, 1875-1887), and as a U. S. Senator from Texas (1887-1891). In 1861, Reagan was appointed by President Jefferson Davis to be the Confederate Postmaster-General. He also served as the Confederate Secretary of the Treasury until his capture in 1865. In later life, Reagan served as the first Railroad Commissioner of Texas (1891-1903) and founded the Texas State Historical Association in 1897.

Source: “Reagan, John Henninger.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 27, 2012.

From the guide to the Reagan (John H. ) Papers 1932; 1942; 1945; 1950; 70-100; 88-344; 2006-030; 2007-078; 2009-262. 26759038., 1847-1949, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Born in Tennessee in 1818, Reagan came to Texas in 1839.

He was an attorney, a judge, a militia officer, and a Texas legislator who served in both houses of the United States Congress; in the Congress and as Postmaster-General of the Confederacy; and as the first Railroad Commissioner of Texas.

From the description of Reagan, John H., papers, 1847-1949. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 26759038


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