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Hardin Hart
Full Name: Hardin Hart
Date of birth: August 23, 1814
Date of death: October 5, 1883

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     Greenville / Hunt   Fannin, Hunt
S 4 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (6) (7) (8)     Greenville / Hunt   Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Van Zandt
S 3 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (9) (10) (11)     Greenville / Hunt   Fannin, Hopkins, Hunt
(1) Address, Greenville; home county, Hunt. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 5th Legislature - Senate District No. 3. Senate Journal.
(3) 5th Legislature - Listed in Senate election returns for State election, 1853 - "So far as heard from, the following are the members elected to the Senate . . . of the Fifth Legislature." Texas State Gazette, 8/20/1853, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 5th Legislature - 11/7/1853, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
(5) 5th Legislature - "In part due to the redistricting and the increase in the number of members, the returning senators found themselves a minority of six: James H. Armstrong, Joseph H. Burks, Rufus Doane, Hardin Hart, William T. Scott, and M.D.K. Taylor," pp. 241, 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(6) 4th Legislature - Senate District No. 4. Senate Journal.
(7) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(8) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/3/1851, p. 3. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by Districts, the following gentlemen appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
(9) 3rd Legislature - Senate District No. 3. Senate Journal.
(10) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(11) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1849, p. 3. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following gentlemen presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, age 38 in 1853, native state Virginia, farmer, postoffice Greenville, Hunt County, p. 457. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and controversial tenure as Dallas district judge, pp. 89-90, resignation from bench on 2/18/1874, "his sixtieth birthday," p. 93. Born 1814 in Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and moved to Texas in 1830s. Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880, 1997.
  • Other Resources
  • Martin D. and Hardin Hart mentioned in "Hangings in Hunt and Hopkins Countries, 1863," pp. 68-80. Includes portrait and account of the hanging of Martin Hart. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Hardin Hart, birth date 8/23/1814, in Hardy County, West Virginia; death date 10/5/1883 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas; interment in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biography of brother, HART, MARTIN D. (1821?-1863). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Relatives: Martin D. Hart and Hardin Hart - brothers, p. 59. Murder and Mayhem: the War of Reconstruction in Texas, 2003.
  • Hart served as subassistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau in 1867, p. 194, Overreached on All Sides: the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas Administrators, 1865-1868, 1991.
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," October 1965, pp. 163-173. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Mentioned in 3rd Legislature, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Education  
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Buildings  
    Public Debt  
    Rules (Chair) 
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Claims and Accounts  
    County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Private Land Claims  
     

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