W.L. Harrison

William Licken Harrison

Full Name: William Licken Harrison
Date of birth: November 5, 1831
Date of death: February 14, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 27 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 10, 1899 24th (4) (5) (6) (7)   25th (1) (2) (3)   Populist Troy / Bell   Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas

(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) Member of Peoples Party. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
(4) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," The Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Willis Harrison, Gatesville post office, Coryell County, age 38, born circa 1832 in Alabama, physician, living in household with Lydia Harrison.
    Census of 1880 - Willis Harrison, Bell County, age 48, born circa 1832 in Alabama, minister, wife Lydia.
    Census of 1900 - Willis R. Harrison, Bell County, age 68, born November 1831 in Alabama, preacher, wife Cathreen G.
    Census of 1910 - Willis L. Harrison, Bell County, age 78, born circa 1832 in Alabama, minister/gospel, wife Katie E. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900 1910
  • William L. Harrison, birth date 11/5/1831 in Florence, Alabama; death date 2/14/1915 in Troy, Bell County, Texas; physician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Willis Lyman Harrison, plate 18, pp. 155, 284-288, 292, 297, 306-307, 314, 321, and 479 note 18. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism, 2020.
  • Death notice, Dr. W.L. Harrison, "Another Old Citizen Gone," The Bartlett Tribune and News, 2/19/1915, p. 1, crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett. Harrison was "one-time State Senator from the Temple district"; "In 1892 decedent was elected State Senator on the Populist ticket and represented this district in the Legislature for a period of four years." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations  
Frontier Protection  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Public Health  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Asylums  
24th R.S. - 1895
Agricultural Affairs  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations  
Frontier Protection  
General Land Office  
Private Land Claims  
Public Health  
Public Printing  
Roads and Bridges  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  

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