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William Licken Harrison

W.L. Harrison
Full Name: William Licken Harrison
Birth date: November 5, 1831
Death date: February 14, 1915

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 25th (4) (6) (7) & 24th (1) (2) (3) (5) Legislatures
    1/8/1895 - 1/10/1899
    Populist
(1) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(5) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(6) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual .
(7) Member of Peoples Party. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Willis Harrison, Gatesville post office, Coryell County, age 38, born circa 1832 in Alabama, physician, living in household with Lydia Harrison.
    Census of 1880 - Willis Harrison, Bell County, age 48, born circa 1832 in Alabama, minister, wife Lydia.
    Census of 1900 - Willis R. Harrison, Bell County, age 68, born November 1831 in Alabama, preacher, wife Cathreen G.
    Census of 1910 - Willis L. Harrison, Bell County, age 78, born circa 1832 in Alabama, minister/gospel, wife Katie E. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • 1880 1870
  • William L. Harrison, birth date 11/5/1831 in Florence, Alabama; death date 2/14/1915 in Troy, Bell County, Texas; physician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • W.L. Harrison, birth date 11/5/1831, death date 2/14/1915, burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell County. Find a Grave .
  • Death notice, Dr. W.L. Harrison, "Another Old Citizen Gone," The Bartlett Tribune and News, 2/19/1915, p. 1, crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett. Harrison was "one-time State Senator from the Temple district"; "In 1892 decedent was elected State Senator on the Populist ticket and represented this district in the Legislature for a period of four years." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Bell County Historical Commission, Biographical sketch of William Licken Harrison and photograph of Dr. and Mrs. W.L. Harrison, Volume II, pp. 590-591. Courtesy of the Bell County Museum. Story of Bell County, Texas 1988.
  • Confederate States Army; physician and surgeon until 1877. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, William L. Harrison, pp. 62-63. Born 11/5/1831 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Willis Lyman Harrison, plate 18, pp. 155, 284-288, 292, 297, 306-307, 314, 321, and 479 note 18. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism 2020.
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