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Hardin Hart

Full Name: Hardin Hart
Birth date: August 23, 1814
Death date: October 5, 1883

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 5th (3) (4) (6) (11) (12) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
  • Senate, 4th (2) (7) (9) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • Senate, 3rd (1) (5) (8) (10) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(3) Greenville, Hunt County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(7) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal .
(8) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(9) 4th Legislature - Senate District No. 4. Senate Journal .
(10) 3rd Legislature - Senate District No. 3. Senate Journal .
(11) 5th Legislature - Senate District No. 3. Senate Journal .
(12) 5th Legislature - "In part due to the redistricting and the increase in the number of members, the returning senators found themselves a minority of six: James H. Armstrong, Joseph H. Burks, Rufus Doane, Hardin Hart, William T. Scott, and M.D.K. Taylor," pp. 241, 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, age 38 in 1853, native state Virginia, farmer, postoffice Greenville, Hunt County, p. 457. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Martin D. and Hardin Hart mentioned in "Hangings in Hunt and Hopkins Countries, 1863," pp. 68-80. Includes portrait and account of the hanging of Martin Hart. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas 2000.
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas 2000.
  • Hardin Hart, birth date 8/23/1814, in Hardy County, West Virginia; death date 10/5/1883 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas; interment in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch and controversial tenure as Dallas district judge, pp. 89-90, resignation from bench on 2/18/1874, "his sixtieth birthday," p. 93. Born 1814 in Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) and moved to Texas in 1830s. Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880 1997.
  • Mentioned in biography of brother, HART, MARTIN D. (1821?-1863). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Relatives: Martin D. Hart and Hardin Hart - brothers, p. 59. Murder and Mayhem: the War of Reconstruction in Texas 2003.
  • Hart served as subassistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau in 1867, p. 194. Overreached on All Sides: the Freedmen's Bureau in Texas Administrators, 1865-1868 1991.
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," October 1965, pp. 163-173. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Mentioned in 3rd Legislature, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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