Sneed, Henry (ca. 1849–unknown)

By: Paul M. Lucko

Type: Biography

Published: July 1, 1995

Updated: September 28, 2020

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).


  • Peoples
  • African Americans
  • Politics and Government
  • Government Officials
  • State Legislators
  • Fifteenth Legislature (1876)

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Paul M. Lucko, “Sneed, Henry,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 24, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

July 1, 1995
September 28, 2020

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