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George Harper George Henry Harper
Full Name: George Henry Harper
Date of birth: July 23, 1887
Date of death: September 28, 1968

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Jan 10, 1939 - Nov 27, 1940 46th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Douglassville / Cass   Bowie, Cass, Marion
H 3 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th (5) (6)   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion
H 3 Sep 28, 1936 - Jan 12, 1937 44th (7) (8)   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion
(1) Harper resigned 11/27/1940. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Jefferson, Marion County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) News articles from 1936-1940 list "George H. Harper of Jefferson." Newspapers.com.
(4) Douglassville, Cass County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Jefferson, Marion County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Jefferson, Marion County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(7) In Senate, E. Harold Beck, in special election 4/18/1936, sworn 9/28/1936, succeeded John W. E. H. Beck, resigned after 2nd C.S. In House, George H. Harper, sworn 9/28/1936, succeeded E. Harold Beck, resigned 3/25/1936. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Jefferson, Marion County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, George H. Harper, 10/1/1968, p. 7-A. "He was born in Cass County and lived near Atlanta most of his life." Longview News-Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • George Henry Harper, birth date 7/23/1887 in Atlanta, Texas, residence in Douglassville, Cass County as of 4/27/1942. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - George H. Harper, Justice Precinct 7, Cass County, age 13, born July 1887 in Texas, son of Washington and Elizabeth Harper.
    Census of 1910 - George Harper, Atlanta, Cass County, age 22, born circa 1888 in Texas, public school teacher, son of Was and Lizzie M. Harper.
    Census of 1920 - G. Harper, Linden, Cass County, age 32, born circa 1888 in Texas, assistant bank cashier, spouse Mary.
    Census of 1930 - George H. Harper, Jefferson, Marion County, age 42, born circa 1888 in Texas, merchant/grocery, spouse Mary.
    Census of 1940 - G.H. Harper, Cass County, age 52, born circa 1888 in Texas, farming/farm, spouse Mary, residence on 4/1/1935: same place, Cass County, Texas. No George H., George F., G.H., or G.F. Harper found in Marion County in 1940. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940
  • George Henry Harper, birth date 7/23/1887 in Texas, death date 9/28/1968 in Atlanta, Cass County, Texas, retired, father Washington Harper, mother Elizabeth Draper. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Geo Henry Harper, birth date 7/23/1887 in Atlanta, Texas, residence in Atlanta, farmer, married, draft registration 6/5/1917 in Cass County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • George H. Harper (1887-1968), interment in Laws Chapel Cemetery, Atlanta, Cass County, with spouse Mary F. Harper. Find a Grave.
  • 45th Legislature (1937) - George F. Harper, postoffice Jefferson, Marion County, nativity Texas, age 49 (born circa 1888), farmer, stockman, member former legislatures: 44th.
    46th Legislature (1939) - George H. Harper, Douglassville, Cass County, nativity Texas, age 51 (born circa 1888), farmer, stockman, member former legislatures: 44th-45th. Texas Legislative Manual. 45th 46th
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George Harper, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George Harper, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 44th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Atlanta, Texas Explosion, Special  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Stream Pollution  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Game and Fisheries (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Pollution of Streams in Texas Public Waters, Special  
    State Affairs  
     

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