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Nathan Haller Nathan H. Haller
Full Name: Nathan H. Haller
Date of birth: July 8, 1845
Date of death: February 27, 1917

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Feb 14, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2) (3)   Republican Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria, Matagorda
H 40 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)   Republican Brazoria / Brazoria   Brazoria, Matagorda
(1) Home county Brazoria. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(2) Oath of office, 2/14/1895, p. 292. House Journal.
(3) N.H. Haller, sworn 2/14/1895, unseated R.C. Duff in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Home city, Brazoria. Handbook of Texas Online.
(5) Matagorda County. House Journal.
(6) Home address, Matagorda; home county, Matagorda. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Home county, Matagorda. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(8) Republican. Home postoffice, Brazoria [in Brazoria county]. Texas Legislative Manual.
(9) Home county, Brazoria, p. 66. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 78th Legislature, R.S., HR 295. Born 7/8/1840. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • HALLER, NATHAN H. (1845-?). Birth date 7/8/1845. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics," p. 110. The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • Biographical sketch; birth date 7/8/1845. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement, 1935.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 66. Birth year 1845, death year 1910, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • "The Roots of Texas' Black Lawmakers," 3/18/1996. Describes lack of available information on Texas' first African American legislators. Austin American Statesman.
  • Mentioned pp. 147-154. From Slave to Statesman, 1993.
  • "The Haller-Duff Election Contest Decided. Haller Gets a Seat," 2/14/1895, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • HB 469, 23rd Legislature, Regular Session by Representative Nathan Haller, An Act to establish, put in operation, and maintain a Branch University for the Colored Youth of Texas, read first time 2/8/1893. Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Nathan Haller, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Nathan Haller, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Nathan Haller, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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    23rd R.S. - 1893
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