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John Franklin Harris

J.F. Harris
Full Name: John Franklin Harris, Sr.
Birth date: May 5, 1855
Death date: October 29, 1935

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - J.F. Harris, Zavala County, age 55, born circa 1855 in Kentucky, farmer, spouse Minnie Harris, children Mary, Frank, and Lula May.
    Census of 1920 - John F. Harris, Sr., Zavala County, age 63, born circa 1857 in Kentucky, manager/truck farm, spouse Minnie, children John F., Jr., and Lula M.
    Census of 1930 - John F. Harris, Sr., Zavala County, age 74, born circa 1856 in Kentucky, farmer/truck farm, spouse Minnie, daughter Lutilla. FamilySearch . 1930 1920
  • 1910
  • John Franklin Harris, Sr., birth date 5/5/1855 in Kentucky, death date 10/29/1935 in Zavala County, Texas, farmer, spouse Minnie Kate Armstrong. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Candidate for state representative in 1934, J.F. Harris "has served the district as representative before," "Rep. Race Attracting Attention," Zavala County Sentinel (Crystal City, Texas), 7/27/1934, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Candidate for state representative in 1932 and platform, J.F. Harris, Sr., of Crystal City, Zavala County, "Former Representative in the Legislature from this District," "To the Voters of the 77th Representative District," Hondo Anvil-Herald, 6/24/1932, p. 4, crediting Hondo Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Cometa Man Buried," Hondo Anvil-Herald, 11/1/1935, p. 5, crediting Hondo Public Library. J.F. Harris "served the 77th district as representative from 1914 to 1918." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - J.F. Harris, postoffice Cometa, nativity Kentucky, age 61 (born circa 1856), 41 years in Texas, farmer and stockman, member of former legislatures: 34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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