SNEED, HENRY (ca. 1849–?). Henry Sneed, representative from Waller County in the Texas legislature, was born around 1849. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1876; he was one of three blacks in the Fifteenth Legislature. Sneed served on the Agriculture and Stock Raising Committee and opposed poll taxes.
Merline Pitre, Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares: The Black Leadership of Texas, 1868–1900 (Austin: Eakin, 1985).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Paul M. Lucko, "SNEED, HENRY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsnrt), accessed May 25, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.