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Richard Levesly Hightower

R.L. Hightower
Full Name: Richard Levesly Hightower
Birth date: May 24, 1836
Death date: April 5, 1890

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Hightower District 4, Tilson District 5. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Hightower District 4, Tilson District 5. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(6) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Hightower district number not listed with roll call, Tilson is District 4, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(8) Hightower was a member of the Citizen's party, p. 287. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • R.L. Hightower mentioned as a Citizens Party candidate, election of 1880, p. 361. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 1983.
  • Richard Levesly Hightower and Alice Fortson, parents of Della H. Hawley, death date 2/3/1971. Richard Lee Hightower and Alice Fortson, parents of Francis Marion Hightower, death date 4/16/1960. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 . Francis Marion Hightower Della H. Hawley
  • Richard L. Hightower, birth date 5/24/1836, death date 4/5/1890, burial in Hightower Cemetery, Harrison County. Includes death notice in Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 4/6/1890. Find a Grave .
  • Robert L. Hightower. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Richard Levesly Hightower. Photo, obituary, and family group sheet. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Biographical sketch, Robert L. Hightower, pp. 286-287. Born 5/24/1836 in Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee; 3rd marriage to Alice Fortson; died 4/5/1890. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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