A.L. Sharpe

Alfred Lansing Sharpe

Full Name: Alfred Lansing 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)   Republican El Paso / El Paso   El Paso

(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(4) 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 . . . ," The Houston Post, 1/4/1906, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) El Paso County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(6) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Alfred Lansing Sharpe, photo, nominated by President Taft for another term as collector of customs at Paso Del Norte, "Sharpe Is Reappointed to Office," El Paso Herald, 2/28/1910, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary and photo, Alfred L. Sharpe, El Paso Herald, 4/20/1916, pp. 1 and 13. Death date 4/19/1916 in Binghamton, New York, at 57 years of age, "former collector of customs at El Paso . . . 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).
  • Biographical sketch, Alfred L. Sharpe, 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.
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - A.L. Sharpe, postoffice Clint [El Paso County], nativity Ohio, age 47, "cattleman and mer," Republican. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. A.L. Sharpe, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

29th R.S. - 1905
Federal Relations  
Mines and Mining  
Municipal Corporations  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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