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Delphos Washburn Harrington

Full Name: Delphos Washburn "Del" Harrington
Birth date: May 15, 1867
Death date: August 19, 1941

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislature
    9/11/1914 - 1/12/1915
(1) Assumed Democrat; El Paso Herald-Post report of election results, Monday, 7/25/1938, showing Del W. Harrington ran for Justice of the Peace in 1938 in the Democratic primary (Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2). Ancestry.com .
(2) "Colquitt Conceives Central Bank," 9/12/1914, pp. 1 and 10, mentions oath of office administered to "L.W. Herrington of Amarillo, succeeding Hilton R. Greer" (end p. 10). Galveston Daily News .
(3) Dalhart, the county seat of Dallam County, straddles the border of Dallam and Hartley counties in the northwest corner of the Texas Panhandle. Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) 33rd Legislature, 2nd C.S. - Oaths of Office Administered, Del W. Harrington and Henry Sackett, 9/11/1914, p. 165. House Journal .
(5) Hilton R. Greer, sworn 7/22/1913, succeeded C. Herbert Walker, resigned 6/8/1913. Greer resigned 8/18/1914, succeeded by Del W. Harrington in special election 9/8/1914, sworn 9/11/1914. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Dalhart, Dallam County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 47th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 26, 9/19/1941, pp. 245-246. Death date 8/19/1941. "At an early age he came to the Panhandle of Texas, and settled at Dalhart . . ." Resolutions - Memorial .

Other Resources

  • Delphos Washburn Harrington, birth date 5/15/1867 in Pike County, Illinois, death date 8/19/1941 in El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, attorney-at-law, justice of peace. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Memorial, December 1941, p. 791. "After practicing law in Dalhart for several years, Judge Harrington moved to Amarillo, where he became associated with A.A. Lumpkin. He gave up private practice for a short time to serve out an unexpired term in the Legislature. Leaving the Panhandle in 1915, he went to El Paso . . . Fellow attorneys . . . in January, 1939, drafted him for the office of justice of the peace." Texas Bar Journal .
  • Del W. Harrington (1867-1941), D.W. Harrington burial date 8/22/1941, and Mrs. Mary J. Harrington, birth date 3/7/1878, death date 3/2/1928, burial date 3/6/1928, burial in Masonic Lodge Cemetery, El Paso County. TXGenWeb Project .

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