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John Woods Harris

J.W. Harris
Full Name: John Woods Harris
Birth date: November 1, 1810
Death date: April 1, 1887

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (1) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Harris always a Democrat "of the purest school," p. 372. Bench and Bar of Texas 1885.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • John Woods Harris, birth date 11/1/1810. McDonald-Harris Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 367-381. Bench and Bar of Texas 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 97. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • John Woods Harris, death date 4/1/1887, aged 77 years, portrait, burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County, with wife Annie P. Harris. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, Judge John W. Harris, pp. 26-27. Governors Who Have Been, and Other Public Men of Texas 1921.
  • HARRIS, JOHN WOODS (1810-1887). "Harris was appointed the first Texas state attorney general by James Pinckney Henderson in 1846 . . . " Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Death of Judge John W. Harris," The Galveston Daily News, 4/2/1887, p. 8, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "In 1873 he was elected to the House of Representatives of the Fourteenth legislature from Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties, with which was concluded his public career." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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