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Morris Lasker

M. Lasker
Full Name: Morris Lasker
Birth date: February 19, 1840
Death date: February 28, 1916

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 24th (1) Legislature
    4/18/1895 - 1/12/1897
(1) Morris Lasker, sworn 4/18/1895, succeeded Miles Crowley, resigned 3/1/1895. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Volume IV, pp. 418-421. ". . . he served in the State Senate, being elected to fill out an unexpired term in 1895." Includes obituary/editorial tribute printed in Galveston News, 2/29/1916. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers 1940.
  • "The members of the executive committee for the district in their meeting at Galveston on Tuesday last presented to the democratic voters of the district Mr. M. Lasker as the democratic nominee for the place . . . , "The Senatorial Succession," 3/24/1895, p. 8, Galveston Daily News .
  • LASKER, MORRIS (1840-1916). "When Miles Crowley resigned, Lasker was elected to the Texas Senate in 1895 to serve the remainder of his term." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Photos and description of the Morris Lasker residence. Island of Galveston 2009.
  • Obituary, "Morris Lasker Dead; Philanthropist Led Jews of the South in Fight for Life of Leo Frank," 2/29/1916. New York Times .
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company H, 2nd Texas Regiment, "transferred to Company E in 1864." Biographical sketch, p. 124. Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
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