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J.W. Harris John Woods Harris
Full Name: John Woods Harris
Date of birth: November 1, 1810
Date of death: April 1, 1887

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda

(1) Harris always a Democrat "of the purest school," p. 372. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 367-381. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 97. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • HARRIS, JOHN WOODS (1810-1887). "Harris was appointed the first Texas state attorney general by James Pinckney Henderson in 1846 . . . " Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary, "Death of Judge John W. Harris," The Galveston Daily News, 4/2/1887, p. 8, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "In 1873 he was elected to the House of Representatives of the Fourteenth legislature from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties, with which was concluded his public career." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • John Woods Harris, birth date 11/1/1810. McDonald-Harris Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • John Woods Harris, death date 4/1/1887, aged 77 years, burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County, with wife Annie P. Harris. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.W. Harris, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Removal of Judge S.B. Newcomb, 25th Judicial District  
    Vacancy in 13th Senatorial District, I.N. Baughman  

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