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Alfred L. Sharpe Alfred L. Sharpe
Full Name: Alfred L. Sharpe
Date of birth: November 21, 1858
Date of death: April 19, 1916

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 100 Jan 10, 1905 - Dec 22, 1905 29th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Republican El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
(1) A.L. Sharpe Takes Oath of Office, 1/11/1905, p. 29. Hon. A.L. Sharpe, member of the House elect from El Paso county, appeared in the hall and took oath of office. House Journal.
(2) Home county, El Paso. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(3) Postoffice, Clint [El Paso County], nativity Ohio, age 47, "cattleman and mer," Republican. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal.
(5) Charles Davis Jr., in special election 2/2/1906, succeeded Alfred L. Sharpe, resigned after 1st C.S. (4/15/1905 - 5/14/1905). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Governor ordered elections to fill vacancies caused by the "resignation of Hon. A.L. Sharpe, appointed collector of customs," "removal of W.B. Ware from Amarillo," and "the death of the late Judge J.D. Woods of Grayson county." "Fill Vacancies: Governor Takes Steps to Replace Retired Legislators . . . ," Houston Post, 1/4/1906, p. 3, crediting the UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, p. 473. Birth date 11/21/1858 in Ravenna, Ohio, resigned his position in the Legislature 12/22/1905. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1910 - Alfred D. (L.) Sharpe, El Paso City, El Paso County, age 52, birthplace Ohio, collector of U.S. government. FamilySearch.
  • Obituary and photo, "Alfred L. Sharpe Ends His Own Life . . . ," El Paso Herald, 4/20/1916, pp. 1 and 13, crediting UNT Libraries. Death date 4/19/1916 in Binghamton, New York, at 57 years of age, "father of Texas anti-gambling law . . . elected by the Republicans of El Paso county to the legislature in 1904." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Alfred L. Sharpe, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Federal Relations  
    Mines and Mining  
    Municipal Corporations  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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