P.H. Golden

Patrick Henry Golden

Full Name: Patrick Henry "Harry" Golden
Date of birth: July 19, 1846
Date of death: February 23, 1898

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 73 Jan 10, 1893 - Mar 26, 1894 23rd (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) Golden resigned 3/26/1894. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Terms of Service top

House District 73
Jan 10, 1893 - Mar 26, 1894
Legislatures: 23rd (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Dallas / Dallas
Counties in district: Dallas

(1) Golden resigned 3/26/1894. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Iberia Grays. Obituary, Patrick Henry Golden, "P.H. Golden Dead: He Was Prominent in Labor Circles and a Confederate Veteran," 2/24/1898, p. 12. Born in New Orleans. "During the second term of Gov. James S. Hogg's administration Mr. Golden was elected a state representative. He resigned this position just before the close of the term and became street superintendent of this city." Dallas Morning News.
  • "His father, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, was killed at the battle of Gettysburg, and an obituary for Harry Golden three decades later stated that, as a teenager, Harry enlisted in the 'Iberia Grays' in 1863 and served for the remainder of the war. There are no records of any Confederate unit known as the 'Iberia Grays'; perhaps the unit in question was the Iberville Greys, but there is no record of Golden serving in that unit or any other, so his Confederate record remains something of a mystery." Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in: Nicola, Carson. On the Labor Front: Uncovering Dallas's Union Legislators 1890-1920. Texas Christian University, May 8, 2023. Texas Christian University.


  • Photograph. P.H. Golden, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. P.H. Golden, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Labor (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
Town and City Corporations  

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