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Thomas Harrison

Full Name: Thomas Harrison
Date of birth: May 1, 1823
Date of death: July 14, 1891

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Nov 3, 1851 - Aug 31, 1852 4th (1)     Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Edward A. Palmer, sworn 1/10/1853, succeeded Thomas Harrison, resigned 8/31/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Brigadier General, Company A, 8th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Thomas Harrison, birth date 5/1/1823, death date 7/14/1891, portrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County. Find a Grave.
  • 1st Mississippi Rifles, Mexican War. Captain of company of rangers in 1860. Confederate States Army, Colonel, 8th Texas Cavalry, Terry's Texas Rangers; appointed Brigadier General by President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis on 1/14/1865, but did not take the oath of office. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 143-144. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Thomas Harrison. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 7, 24-25, 81, Plate No. 12. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Committee Information top

4th R.S. - 1851
Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine  
Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
Land Titles, Investigation Report of Commissioners William H. Bourland and James B. Miller, Select  
Privileges and Elections  

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