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Joseph Thomas Harris

Joe Harris
Full Name: Joseph Thomas "Joe" Harris
Birth date: March 18, 1901
Death date: November 24, 1984

Terms of Service

  • House, 49th Legislature
    1/9/1945 - 1/14/1947

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Joseph Thomas Harris, birth date 3/18/1901 in Ringgold, Montague County, Texas, marriage to Tena Coniglio 10/3/1934 in Harris County, residence in Houston, Harris County, in 1942, attorney, mother Mrs. Mabel Harris, draft registration 2/16/1942 in Houston, Harris County. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1910 - Joseph I. Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 9, born circa 1901 in Texas, son of James H. and Mabel L. Harris.
    Census of 1920 - Joseph L. Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 18, born circa 1901 in Texas, son of James Howell and Mabel L. Harris.
    Census of 1930 - Joe Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 29, born circa 1901 in Texas, Assistant District Attorney, son of Howell and Mable Harris.
    Census of 1940 - Joe Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 39, born circa 1901 in Texas, attorney/oil production, spouse Tena, daughter Joane.
    Joseph Thomas Harris, father, and Tena Coniglio, mother, in the record of daughter Joanne Harris, born 2/27/1939 in Harris County. FamilySearch . 1930 1940
  • 1910 1920 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
  • Joe Thomas Harris, death date 11/24/1984 in Harris County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 .
  • Joseph T. Harris, birth date 3/18/1901, death date 11/24/1984, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave .
  • Marriage announcement, Joe Harris and Tena Coniglio, "Miss Coniglio, Mr. Harris Wed," 10/6/1934, p. 4, and photo of Mrs. Joe Harris, "Makes Home in Houston," 10/17/1934, p. 4. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Obituary, Judge Joe T. Harris, 11/25/1984, section 2, p. 27. Courtesy Houston Public Library. Houston Chronicle .
  • Candidate announcement, biographical sketch, and photo, "Joe Harris: Candidate for Legislature Position No. 1 Harris County," Daily Sun (Goose Creek, Texas), 7/20/1944, p. 5, crediting Sterling Municipal Library. Born in Montague County, Texas, married with five-year-old daughter, former Harris County Assistant District Attorney, 1929-1931. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 49th Legislature (1945) - Joe Harris, postoffice Houston, Harris County, nativity Texas, age 44 (born circa 1901), attorney-at-law. Texas Legislative Manual .
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