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John Harrision John H. Harrison
Full Name: John Hampton Harrison
Date of birth: November 3, 1842
Date of death: January 11, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   21st (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, McLennan
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) East Waco, McLennan County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Postoffice Waco, McLennan, Appendix p. 131. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) "The Waco charter: discussed in committee," 2/1/1889, p. 10. "The senate will agree to whatever Senator Harrison of the Waco district may desire." Galveston Daily News.
(6) Harrison, McLennan County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 21st Legislature - 1/8/1889, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call : "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 195-196. Born 11/3/1842. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 391. Born 11/3/1842. "He later served as U.S. postmaster of Waco during second Cleveland administration." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • "Capt. J.H. Harrison, Waco, dead: he served the city as Postmaster from 1894 to 1898," 1/12/1915, p. 2. Dateline Jan. 11; "died this morning at Hewitt." Galveston Daily News.
  • John Hampton Harrison, born 11/3/1842, Halifax, Virginia; died 1/11/1915, Hewitt, McLennan County, Texas. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John H. Harrison, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Harrision, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Apportionment and Representation  
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Labor  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    Roads and Bridges  
    Southwestern Lunatic Asylum  
    State Affairs  
    Towns, Cities and Corporations  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Employees of the Senate  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
     

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