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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).

Paul M. Lucko


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 (, accessed August 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.