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A.W. Morris Alfred William Morris
Full Name: Alfred William Morris
Date of birth: January 10, 1846
Date of death: June 25, 1925

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1)   Democrat Willis / Montgomery   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
H 38 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Montgomery / Montgomery   Montgomery, Trinity, Walker
H 38 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Montgomery / Montgomery   Montgomery, Trinity, Walker
H 38 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Montgomery / Montgomery   Montgomery, Trinity, Walker
(1) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) Montgomery, Texas. House Journal.
(3) Willis, Montgomery County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Montgomery. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Montgomery. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Biographical sketch of Alfred William Morris, Jr. (Volume V, pp. 174-175) contains biographical information on father, Alfred William Morris, born 1846 in Newton County, died "at age of eighty years." Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company K, 8th Texas Cavalry. Alfred William "A.W." Morris. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • A.W. Morris, birth date 1/10/1845 in Montgomery, death date 6/25/1925 in Galveston, father was A.W. Morris from Mississippi, interment in Palestine, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Alfred William "A.W." Morris, birth date 1/10/1846 on grave marker, death date 6/25/1925, interment in Palestine City Cemetery, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • "Former Representative, Pioneer Texan, Dies Here," Friday, 6/26/1925, p. 2; "Tribute is Paid to Pioneer Texan," 7/12/1925, p. 10. Born 1846, died 6/25/1925. Children include A.W. Morris Jr. of Conroe. Made Sheriff of Montgomery County in 1871 at age 24. Galveston Daily News.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Alfred W. Morris. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.W. Morris, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.W. Morris, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.W. Morris, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.W. Morris, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Claims and Accounts  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Penitentiaries  
    Representative Districts  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Finance  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum at San Antonio, Joint Committee to visit the  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Finance  
    Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Youths, Special  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stockraising  
     

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