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J.F. Harris John Franklin Harris
Full Name: John Franklin Harris, Sr.
Date of birth: May 5, 1855
Date of death: October 29, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 116 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Cometa / Zavala   Dimmit, Medina, Uvalde, Zavala
H 116 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Cometa / Zavala   Dimmit, Medina, Uvalde, Zavala
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Cometa Man Buried," Hondo Anvil-Herald, 11/1/1935, p. 5, crediting Hondo Public Library. J.F. Harris "served the 77th district as representative from 1914 to 1918." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1910 - J.F. Harris, Zavala County, age 55, born circa 1855 in Kentucky, farmer, spouse Minnie Harris, children Mary, Frank, and Lula May.
    Census of 1920 - John F. Harris, Sr., Zavala County, age 63, born circa 1857 in Kentucky, manager/truck farm, spouse Minnie, children John F., Jr., and Lula M.
    Census of 1930 - John F. Harris, Sr., Zavala County, age 74, born circa 1856 in Kentucky, farmer/truck farm, spouse Minnie, daughter Lutilla. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930
  • John Franklin Harris, Sr., birth date 5/5/1855 in Kentucky, death date 10/29/1935 in Zavala County, Texas, farmer, spouse Minnie Kate Armstrong. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Candidate for state representative in 1932 and platform, J.F. Harris, Sr., of Crystal City, Zavala County, "Former Representative in the Legislature from this District," "To the Voters of the 77th Representative District," Hondo Anvil-Herald, 6/24/1932, p. 4, crediting Hondo Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Candidate for state representative in 1934, J.F. Harris "has served the district as representative before," "Rep. Race Attracting Attention," Zavala County Sentinel (Crystal City, Tex.), 7/27/1934, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - J.F. Harris, postoffice Cometa, nativity Kentucky, age 61 (born circa 1856), 41 years in Texas, farmer and stockman, member of former legislatures: 34th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.F. Harris, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.F. Harris, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Congressional Districts  
    Federal Relations  
    Irrigation  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Congressional Districts  
    Game and Fisheries (Vice Chair) 
    Irrigation  
    Mines and Mining  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
     

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