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HICKS, ARCHIBALD W. O. (ca. 1817–?). Archibald W. O Hicks, lawyer and jurist, was born in Tennessee about 1817. He moved to Shelbyville, Texas, in 1838 and began the practice of law. He was elected chief justice of Shelby County on April 10, 1842, and representative of Shelby County to the Convention of 1845. He was judge of the Fifth Judicial District of Texas from 1852 to 1861. On May 23, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Capt. Daniel M. Short's company of the Third Texas Cavalry, C.S.A. He reenlisted in 1863 under Capt. H. A. Harris and again on March 18, 1864, in Capt. J. P. Renfro's cavalry company. At the end of the Civil War he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he died.


Robert Bruce Blake Research Collection, Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University; Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; Texas State Archives, Austin; Houston Public Library, Houston. George L. Crocket, Two Centuries in East Texas (Dallas: Southwest, 1932; facsimile reprod. 1962). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

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Robert Bruce Blake, "HICKS, ARCHIBALD W. O.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.