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Hiram George Runnels
Full Name: Hiram George Runnels
Date of birth: December 17, 1796
Date of death: December 17, 1857

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Elected but never sworn 7th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) 7th Legislature - Runnels elected, but never sworn. Died before taking oath of office, p. 245. Senate Journal.
(2) Benjamin F. Tankersly, sworn 1/20/1858, succeeded Hiram G. Runnels, who did not appear and died on 12/17/1857. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 7th Legislature, R.S., p. 245. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 164. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • RUNNELS, HARDIN RICHARD (1820-1873). Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • RUNNELS, HIRAM GEORGE (1796-1857). H.G. Runnels was the uncle of Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels. Volney E. Howard injured in duel with Hiram Runnels in 1840. Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Hiram G. Runnels, Ninth Governor of Mississippi: 1833-1835. "Runnels continued to be active in politics and served for several years in the Texas Legislature [sic]. While a member of the Texas Senate, Runnels died December 17, 1857." Mississippi History Now.
  • Runnels, Hiram George. "His nephew, Hardin R. Runnels, was the fifth governor of Texas." Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. NCpedia.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Indian Wars. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Runnels, who was not related to governor-elect Hardin Runnels [sic], failed to appear for the session. His seat was contested 11/9/1857. Runnels was also elected to the Senate in 1855 to fill Elisha Pease's seat, but he failed to qualify, p. 277. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
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