Legislative Reference Library

Texas Legislators: Past & Present

Lewis Given Harman

L.G. Harmon
Full Name: Lewis Given Harman
Other surnames: Harmon
Birth date: May 6, 1826
Death date: May 1, 1902

Terms of Service

  • House, 11th (2) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
  • Senate, 8th (1) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) L.G. Harman, Secretary, Ratification meeting of States Rights Constitutional Democrats, 8/28/1860, Hopkins County courthouse, Tarrant. State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1860. crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(5) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Lewis G. Harman, opening day roll call, 11/7/1859, p. 2; L.G. Harman, native of Tennessee, age 33, immigrated 1837, Hopkins county, surveyor, Tarrant post office, in Senate roster, p. 603. Senate Journal . 8th R.S. November 7, 1859 8th R.S. Roster


Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - L.G. Harman, Town of Tarrant, Hopkins County, age 33, born circa 1827 in Tennessee, surveying, living in household with Sarah A. Harshman, age 23, William, age 3, and John T., age 1.
    Census of 1870 - L.G. Harman, DeWitt County, age 42, born circa 1828 in Tennessee, farmer, living in household with Sarah A. Harman, age 32.
    Census of 1880 - Lewis G. Harmon, Karnes County, age 53, born circa 1827 in Tennessee, surveyor, wife Sarah A., sons William M., John T., and Lewis G. FamilySearch . 1880 1860
  • 1870
  • Lewis G. Harman listed in Masonic Lodge, Tarrant Lodge No. 91, Hopkins County. Masonic Voice Review, Volume 16, 1857, p. 378. Google Books .
  • HARMAN, LEWIS GIVEN (1826–1902). Also Harmon. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mexican War, Capt. James Shackleford Gillett’s Company, Texas 3rd Mounted Volunteers. Texas State Troops and Confederate States Army, Captain. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Lewis G. Harmon. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News .
  • Rep. L.G. Harman, co-author of article on Lamar County. The Texas Almanac for 1867 with Statistics, Descriptive and Biographical Sketches, etc., Relating to Texas, p. 169, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Historical marker, Colonel Lewis Given Harman, Marathon, Brewster County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Lewis G. Harmon. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
LRL Home | View full site