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Richard H. Harrison Richard Henry Harrison
Full Name: Richard Henry Harrison
Date of birth: September 8, 1857
Date of death: July 29, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 13, 1885 - Apr 20, 1887 20th (1) (2)   19th (3) (4)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, McLennan
(1) Waller S. Baker, in special election 6/4/1887, sworn 4/16/1888, succeeded Richard H. Harrison, resigned 4/20/1887. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(4) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1. "Credentials of the new members, excepting Sen. Bell, Harrison, and Pope, were presented...On motion of Sen. Houston of Bexar, the new Senators not holding credentials were also sworn in." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 8/8/1901, p. 14. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 8/8/1901, pp. 25-26. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Richard H. Harrison, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Richard H. Harrison, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments Address  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Education  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
    Public Printing  
    State Affairs  
    State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural and Mechanical College at Bryan, Prairie View Normal School, and Sam Houston Normal School at Huntsville  
    Alexander Sampson, Calendar Clerk  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Education  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penitentiaries  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  
     

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