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Alfred Lansing Sharpe

A.L. Sharpe
Full Name: Alfred Lansing Sharpe
Birth date: November 21, 1858
Death date: April 19, 1916

Terms of Service

  • House, 29th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 12/22/1905
(1) A.L. Sharpe Takes Oath of Office, 1/11/1905, p. 29. Hon. A.L. Sharpe, member of the House elect from El Paso county, appeared in the hall and took oath of office. House Journal .
(2) 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/26/1906, p. 2. Notice of vacancies in the House due to resignations of Hon. W.B. Ware and Hon. A.L. Sharpe and deaths of Hon. J.D. Woods and Hon. Lon A. Hagan; elections and oaths of office of Thos. B. Peareson, Charles Davis, Jr., J.R. Bowman, and W.J. Mathis, sworn 3/26/1906. House Journal .
(3) Charles Davis Jr., in special election 2/2/1906, succeeded Alfred L. Sharpe, resigned after 1st C.S. (4/15/1905 - 5/14/1905). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Governor ordered elections to fill vacancies caused by the "resignation of Hon. A.L. Sharpe, appointed collector of customs," "removal of W.B. Ware from Amarillo," and "the death of the late Judge J.D. Woods of Grayson county." "Fill Vacancies: Governor Takes Steps to Replace Retired Legislators . . . ," The Houston Post, 1/4/1906, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) El Paso County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
(6) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, p. 473. Birth date 11/21/1858 in Ravenna, Ohio, resigned his position in the Legislature 12/22/1905. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas 1906.
  • Census of 1910 - Alfred D. (L.) Sharpe, El Paso City, El Paso County, age 52, birthplace Ohio, collector of U.S. government. FamilySearch .
  • Obituary and photo, Alfred L. Sharpe, El Paso Herald, 4/20/1916, pp. 1 and 13. Death date 4/19/1916 in Binghamton, New York, at 57 years of age, "former collector of customs at El Paso . . . father of Texas anti-gambling law . . . elected by the Republicans of El Paso county to the legislature in 1904." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Alfred Lansing Sharpe, photo, nominated by President Taft for another term as collector of customs at Paso Del Norte, "Sharpe Is Reappointed to Office," El Paso Herald, 2/28/1910, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - A.L. Sharpe, postoffice Clint [El Paso County], nativity Ohio, age 47, "cattleman and mer," Republican. Texas Legislative Manual .
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