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FRENCH, HENRY R. (?–?). Henry R. French, Galveston newspaperman, the brother of George H. French and brother-in-law of Samuel Bangs, entered the newspaper business with his brother and worked as editor on the daily Galvestonian after the death of John Gladwin. When the paper ceased publication in early 1840, he moved the operation to the office of the Civilian, and in March founded another Galvestonian, which he left in 1842 to become the proprietor of a bakery shop.


Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940). Douglas C. McMurtrie, "Pioneer Printing in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (January 1932). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983).

Diana J. Kleiner


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

Diana J. Kleiner, "FRENCH, HENRY R.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.