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Robert Hightower Richard Hightower
Full Name: Richard Levesley Hightower
Date of birth: May 24, 1836
Date of death: April 5, 1890

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Elysian Fields / Harrison   Harrison
(1) Hightower's district 4, Tilson's district 5 Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Hightower does not have district number listed with roll call, Tilson district 4, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) Hightower was a member of the Citizen's party, p. 287. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(7) Hightower's district 4, Tilson's district 5. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(8) 17th Legislature - 1/11/1881, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected" Senators who "approached the President's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 286-287. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Richard Levelsy Hightower interred in Hightower Cemetery, Harrison County, TX. Birth date 5/24/1836; death date 4/5/1890. Find a Grave.
  • Name, Robert L. Hightower. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Photo, obituary, and family group sheet. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • R.L. Hightower mentioned as a Citizens Party candidate, election of 1880, p. 361. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert Hightower, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Congressional Districts  
    Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    General Land Office (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
     

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