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Rufus K. Hartley Rufus K. Hartley
Full Name: Rufus K. Hartley
Date of birth: January 10, 1825
Date of death: July 27, 1871

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1)   9th (2) (3)     Galveston / Galveston   Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty
H 35 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
(1) 10th Legislature - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Senate Journal.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • HARTLEY, TEXAS and HARTLEY COUNTY named for Rufus K. and Oliver C. Hartley. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Handbook of Texas Online
    Other Resources
  • R.K. Hartley, born 1/10/1825, died June 1871. O.C. Hartley, born 3/31/1828, died January 1886 [sic]. Grave marker photos, interments in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Find a Grave. Find a Grave - O.C. Hartley Find a Grave - R.K. Hartley
  • "Death of Rufus K. Hartley, Esq.," and "The Funeral," Saturday, 7/29/1871, pp. 2-3. Died on Thursday evening (7/27/1871). "The brothers [Oliver C. Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley] made the first digest of Texas laws, and the first report of the Supreme Court decisions." "District Court," 7/30/1871, p. 3, Memorial resolution for Rufus K. Hartley. Galveston Daily News.
  • Description of Rufus K. and Oliver Hartley's time at Marshall College, p. 183. Dubbs, Joseph Henry, History of Franklin and Marshall College: Franklin College, 1787-1853, Marshall College, 1836-1853; Franklin & Marshall College 1853-1903, Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1903. Google Books.
  • Hartley, Oliver C. A Digest of the Laws of Texas. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1850. "Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by O.C. and R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Google Books.
  • Hartley, Oliver C. Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, During a Part of December Term, December 1849, Volume 4, Galveston: Civilian Book Office, 1852. "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1852, by O.C. & R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Texas." Google Books.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • HARTLEY, OLIVER CROMWELL (1823-1859). Relatives: Oliver Cromwell Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley - brothers. " . . . in 1846 [Oliver] became disabled and moved to Galveston, Texas, to practice law; that year he was appointed reporter of the decisions of the state Supreme Court. In this position, which he held until his death, he reported volumes four through twenty-one of the Texas Reports. Between 1848 and 1849 he compiled A Digest of the Laws of Texas (1850) . . . Died at Galveston on January or February 13, 1859." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Rufus K. Hartley, Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936
  • Photograph. Rufus K. Hartley, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Rufus K. Hartley, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Confederate Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Lands  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Finance  
    Judiciary  
    Printing  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
     

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