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C.C. Highsmith Charles C. Highsmith
Full Name: Charles C. Highsmith
Date of birth: March 4, 1866
Date of death: July 31, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 24 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 40th Legislature, R.S., 1/27/1927, p. 240. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "C.C. Highsmith Dead," 8/1/1926, p. 4. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Obituary, C.C. Highsmith, 8/3/1926, p. 15, Bastrop. "During his residence in Houston, Judge Highsmith served Harris County as its representative in the legislature." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Biographical sketch, Charles C. Highsmith, Volume IV, p. 1625. "He represented Harris county in the thirty-first and thirty-second legislature, from 1908 to 1912." A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Obituary, "C.C. Highsmith of Houston Died July 31st," Bastrop Advertiser, 8/12/1926, p. 1, crediting Bastrop Public Library. Birth date 3/15/1868 in Bastrop. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Charles C. Highsmith, birth date 3/4/1866 in Bastrop, death date 7/31/1926 in Houston, Harris County, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Chas. Highsmith (1866-1926), interment in Fairview Cemetery, Bastrop, Bastrop County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. C.C. Highsmith, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.C. Highsmith, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Municipal Corporations  
    State Affairs  
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Municipal Corporations  
    Private Corporations  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Municipal Corporations  
    Private Corporations  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  

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