Joe Harris

Joseph Thomas Harris

Full Name: Joseph Thomas "Joe" Harris
Date of birth: March 18, 1901
Date of death: November 24, 1984

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19-1 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

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House District 19-1
Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947
Legislatures: 49th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Houston / Harris
Counties in district: Harris

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Judge Joe T. Harris, 11/25/1984, section 2, p. 27. Courtesy Houston Public Library. Houston Chronicle.
  • Candidate announcement, biographical sketch, and photo, "Joe Harris: Candidate for Legislature Position No. 1 Harris County," Daily Sun (Goose Creek, Texas), 7/20/1944, p. 5, crediting Sterling Municipal Library. Born in Montague County, Texas, married with five-year-old daughter, former Harris County Assistant District Attorney, 1929-1931. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Joseph Thomas Harris, birth date 3/18/1901 in Ringgold, Montague County, Texas, marriage to Tena Coniglio 10/3/1934 in Harris County, residence in Houston, Harris County, in 1942, attorney, mother Mrs. Mabel Harris, draft registration 2/16/1942 in Houston, Harris County. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965.
  • Census of 1910 - Joseph I. Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 9, born circa 1901 in Texas, son of James H. and Mabel L. Harris.
    Census of 1920 - Joseph L. Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 18, born circa 1901 in Texas, son of James Howell and Mabel L. Harris.
    Census of 1930 - Joe Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 29, born circa 1901 in Texas, Assistant District Attorney, son of Howell and Mable Harris.
    Census of 1940 - Joe Harris, Houston, Harris County, age 39, born circa 1901 in Texas, attorney/oil production, spouse Tena, daughter Joane.
    Joseph Thomas Harris, father, and Tena Coniglio, mother, in the record of daughter Joanne Harris, born 2/27/1939 in Harris County. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930 1940 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
  • Joe Thomas Harris, death date 11/24/1984 in Harris County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998.
  • Joseph T. Harris, birth date 3/18/1901, death date 11/24/1984, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.
  • Marriage announcement, Joe Harris and Tena Coniglio, "Miss Coniglio, Mr. Harris Wed," 10/6/1934, p. 4, and photo of Mrs. Joe Harris, "Makes Home in Houston," 10/17/1934, p. 4. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • 49th Legislature (1945) - Joe Harris, postoffice Houston, Harris County, nativity Texas, age 44 (born circa 1901), attorney-at-law. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. Joe Harris, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

49th R.S. - 1945
Banks and Banking  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Judiciary and Uniform State Laws  

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