Harry L. McKee

Harry Lee McKee

Full Name: Harry Lee McKee, Sr.
Date of birth: November 27, 1893
Date of death: November 3, 1987

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16-1 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 16-1 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 16-1 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson

(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Harry McKee, 11/4/1987, p. B8. "He had originally moved to Austin when elected by the citizens of Port Arthur, Jefferson County, to the first of three terms in Texas House of Representatives. He served in the 43rd, 44th and 45th Sessions of the Legislature. Mr. McKee is believed to have been the oldest surviving member of the House at the time of his death . . . Mr. McKee helped pass measures that established the Department of Public Safety, the Texas Employment Commission, and the LCRA." Austin American-Statesman.

Other Resources

  • Harry Lee McKee, death date 11/3/1987 in Travis County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998.
  • Harry L. McKee, Sr., birth date 11/27/1893, death date 11/3/1987, burial in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum, Pflugerville, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in Yellow Dogs and Republicans, pp. 17-18. Google Books.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.


  • Photograph. Harry L. McKee, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H.L. McKee, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H.L. McKee, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

45th R.S. - 1937
Commerce and Manufactures  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Local and Uncontested Bills  
Pollution of Streams in Texas Public Waters, Special (Vice Chair) 
44th R.S. - 1935
Game and Fisheries  
Labor (Vice Chair) 
Racing Law Funds, Special  
Wage Scales of State Highway Department, Special  
43rd R.S. - 1933
Commerce and Manufactures  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Military Affairs  

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