L.G. Harmon

Lewis Given Harman

Full Name: Lewis Given Harman
Other surnames: Harmon
Date of birth: May 6, 1826
Date of death: May 1, 1902

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 25 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1)     Paris / Lamar   Hopkins, Lamar
S 2 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (2) (3) (4) (5)     Tarrant / Hopkins   Hopkins, Lamar

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) L.G. Harman, Secretary, Ratification meeting of States Rights Constitutional Democrats, 8/28/1860, Hopkins County courthouse, Tarrant. State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1860. crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(5) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Lewis G. Harman, opening day roll call, 11/7/1859, p. 2; L.G. Harman, native of Tennessee, age 33, immigrated 1837, Hopkins county, surveyor, Tarrant post office, in Senate roster, p. 603. Senate Journal. 8th R.S. November 7, 1859 8th R.S. Roster

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Mexican War, Capt. James Shackleford Gillett’s Company, Texas 3rd Mounted Volunteers. Texas State Troops and Confederate States Army, Captain. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - L.G. Harman, Town of Tarrant, Hopkins County, age 33, born circa 1827 in Tennessee, surveying, living in household with Sarah A. Harshman, age 23, William, age 3, and John T., age 1.
    Census of 1870 - L.G. Harman, DeWitt County, age 42, born circa 1828 in Tennessee, farmer, living in household with Sarah A. Harman, age 32.
    Census of 1880 - Lewis G. Harmon, Karnes County, age 53, born circa 1827 in Tennessee, surveyor, wife Sarah A., sons William M., John T., and Lewis G. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880
  • Lewis G. Harman listed in Masonic Lodge, Tarrant Lodge No. 91, Hopkins County. Masonic Voice Review, Volume 16, 1857, p. 378. Google Books.
  • Lewis G. Harmon. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News.
  • Rep. L.G. Harman, co-author of article on Lamar County. The Texas Almanac for 1867 with Statistics, Descriptive and Biographical Sketches, etc., Relating to Texas, p. 169, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Historical marker, Colonel Lewis Given Harman, Marathon, Brewster County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Lewis G. Harmon. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.


  • Photograph. L.G. Harmon, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.G. Harmon, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Public Lands (Chair) 
8th R.S. - 1859
Counties and County Boundaries  
Land Office  
Private Land Claims  
State Penitentiary, Location of a Branch, Select  

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