Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SCHLEICHER, Gustave (1823-1879)

SCHLEICHER, GUSTAVE, a Representative from Texas; was born in Darmstadt, Germany, on November 19, 1823; attended the University of Giessen; became a civil engineer and was employed in the construction of several European railroads; immigrated to the United States in 1847 and settled in San Antonio, Tex., in 1850; member of the State house of representatives in 1853 and 1854; served in the State senate 1859-1861; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1875, until his death; chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Forty-fifth Congress); had been reelected in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., January 10, 1879; interment in the United States National Cemetery, San Antonio, Tex.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Edward Otho Cresap Ord Papers, 1850-1883, 9 boxes.
Correspondents include Gustave Schleicher.

  • Schleicher, Gustave. Protection of Texas frontier. Speech of Hon. Gustave Schleicher, of Texas in the House of Representatives, June 30, 1876. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1876.
  • United States. 45th Cong., 3d sess., 1878-1879. Memorial addresses on the life and character of Gustave Schleicher, (a Representative from Texas,) delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Forty-fifth Congress, third session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891.