Delphos Washburn Harrington

Full Name: Delphos Washburn "Del" Harrington
Date of birth: May 15, 1867
Date of death: August 19, 1941

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 125 Sep 11, 1914 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Dalhart / Dallam   Carson, Dallam, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Sherman

(1) Assumed Democrat; El Paso Herald-Post report of election results, Monday, 7/25/1938, showing Del W. Harrington ran for Justice of the Peace in 1938 in the Democratic primary (Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2).
(2) "Colquitt Conceives Central Bank," 9/12/1914, pp. 1 and 10, mentions oath of office administered to "L.W. Herrington of Amarillo, succeeding Hilton R. Greer" (end p. 10). Galveston Daily News.
(3) Dalhart, the county seat of Dallam County, straddles the border of Dallam and Hartley counties in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) 33rd Legislature, 2nd C.S. - Oaths of Office Administered, Del W. Harrington and Henry Sackett, 9/11/1914, p. 165. House Journal.
(5) Dalhart, Dallam County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Hilton R. Greer, sworn 7/22/1913, succeeded C. Herbert Walker, resigned 6/8/1913. Greer resigned 8/18/1914, succeeded by Del W. Harrington in special election 9/8/1914, sworn 9/11/1914. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 47th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 26, 9/19/1941, pp. 245-246. Death date 8/19/1941. "At an early age he came to the Panhandle of Texas, and settled at Dalhart . . ." Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

  • Memorial, December 1941, p. 791. "After practicing law in Dalhart for several years, Judge Harrington moved to Amarillo, where he became associated with A.A. Lumpkin. He gave up private practice for a short time to serve out an unexpired term in the Legislature. Leaving the Panhandle in 1915, he went to El Paso . . . Fellow attorneys . . . in January, 1939, drafted him for the office of justice of the peace." Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Delphos Washburn Harrington, birth date 5/15/1867 in Pike County, Illinois, death date 8/19/1941 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, attorney-at-law, justice of peace. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Del W. Harrington (1867-1941), D.W. Harrington burial date 8/22/1941, and Mrs. Mary J. Harrington, birth date 3/7/1878, death date 3/2/1928, burial date 3/6/1928, burial in Masonic Lodge Cemetery, El Paso County. TXGenWeb Project.

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Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Banks and Banking  
Conduct of Newspaper Representatives, Investigate  

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