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W.L. Harrison William Licken Harrison
Full Name: William Licken Harrison
Date of birth: November 5, 1831
Date of death: February 14, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 27 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 10, 1899 24th (4) (5) (6) (7)   25th (1) (2) (3)   Populist Troy / Bell   Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas
(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) Member of Peoples Party. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
(4) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Bell County Historical Commission, Biographical sketch of William Licken Harrison and photograph of Dr. and Mrs. W.L. Harrison, Volume II, pp. 590-591. Courtesy of the Bell County Museum. Story of Bell County, Texas, 1988.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army; physician and surgeon until 1877. Biographical sketch, William L. Harrison, pp. 62-63. Born 11/5/1831 in Lauderdale County, Alabama; Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 - Willis Harrison, Gatesville post office, Coryell County, age 38, born circa 1832 in Alabama, physician, living in household with Lydia Harrison.
    Census of 1880 - Willis Harrison, Bell County, age 48, born circa 1832 in Alabama, minister, wife Lydia.
    Census of 1900 - Willis R. Harrison, Bell County, age 68, born November 1831 in Alabama, preacher, wife Cathreen G.
    Census of 1910 - Willis L. Harrison, Bell County, age 78, born circa 1832 in Alabama, minister/gospel, wife Katie E. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900 1910
  • William L. Harrison, birth date 11/5/1831 in Florence, Alabama; death date 2/14/1915 in Troy, Bell County, Texas; physician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • W.L. Harrison, birth date 11/5/1831, death date 2/14/1915, interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell County. Find a Grave.
  • Willis Lyman Harrison, plate 18, pp. 155, 284-288, 292, 297, 306-307, 314, 321, and 479 note 18. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism, 2020.
  • Death notice, Dr. W.L. Harrison, "Another Old Citizen Gone," The Bartlett Tribune and News, 2/19/1915, p. 1, crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett. Harrison was "one-time State Senator from the Temple district"; "In 1892 decedent was elected State Senator on the Populist ticket and represented this district in the Legislature for a period of four years." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.L. Harrison, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Harrison, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Public Health  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Asylums  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Labor  
    Penitentiaries  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Health  
    Public Printing  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
     

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