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A.J. Harris Andrew Jackson Harris
Full Name: Andrew Jackson Harris
Date of birth: January 27, 1839
Date of death: January 11, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Belton / Bell   Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas
S 21 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Belton / Bell   Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(6) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • HARRIS, ANDREW JACKSON (1839-1910). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 244. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.J. Harris, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Harris, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Deaf and Dumb Asylum  
    Department Report Delays  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Agricultural and Mechanical College and State Normal Schools, Visit (Co-Chair) 
    Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Revision of Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments (Chair) 

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