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Hardin Richard Runnels

Hardin Richard Runnels
Full Name: Hardin Richard Runnels
Birth date: August 30, 1820
Death date: December 25, 1873

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
    Speaker
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • House, 3rd (1) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/21/1850
     
  • House, 2nd (2) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(1) Runnels resigned 11/21/1850. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910 1989.
  • RUNNELS, HIRAM GEORGE (1796-1857). H.G. Runnels was the uncle of Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels. Volney E. Howard injured in duel with Hiram Runnels in 1840. Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • RUNNELS, HARDIN RICHARD (1820-1873). Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Governor of Texas 1857-1859. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present .
  • Runnels, Hiram George. "His nephew, Hardin R. Runnels, was the fifth governor of Texas." Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. NCpedia .
  • Portrait and brief biographical sketch, Hardin R. Runnels, p. 37. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • 5th Lieutenant Governor, 10th Speaker of the House of Representatives. Hardin Richard Runnels. Portrait and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Relatives: Howell W. Runnels, Sr. and Hardin R. Runnels - brothers. Martha C.B. Adams Runnels, wife of Howell W., acted as first lady of Texas during the term of her brother-in-law. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Howell W. Runnels, Jr., Watlington Manuscript 1920, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Hardin Richard Runnels. Governor of Texas 1857-1859; Delegate to Secession Convention. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Runnels, Hardin Richard. Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Texas Governors - Early Statehood: Hardin R. Runnels. Texas State Library and Archives Commission .
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