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Joseph C. Harrison

Full Name: Joseph C. Harrison
Birth date: October 3, 1823
Death date: November 18, 1855

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (1) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/18/1855
(1) Benjamin Selman, in special session election 12/12/1855, sworn 12/28/1855, succeeded Joseph C. Harrison, died 11/18/1855. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 6th Legislature, R.S., House Journal, 11/19/1855, pp. 64-68. Death date 11/18/1855. Mr. Rushing's remarks: "He [Harrison] died . . . on last night, the 18th Inst. 30 minutes after 11 o'clock P.M." Includes appointment of a joint committee to make funeral arrangements. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • 6th Legislature, R.S., Senate Journal, 11/19/1855, p. 87. Death date 11/18/1855. "Joseph C. Harrison, late a member of the House of Representatives, departed this life in the city of Austin on last evening at 30 minutes after eleven o'clock." Resolutions - Memorial .

Other Resources

  • Joseph Harrison, birth date 10/3/1823, death date 11/9/1855, portrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Find a Grave .
  • Death notice, Joseph Harrison, State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 11/17/1855, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "Died: At his residence, near Austin, on Friday, the 9th of November, 1855, Mr. Joseph Harrison in the 32d year of his age." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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