R.H. Burney

Robert Henry Burney

Full Name: Robert Henry Burney
Date of birth: October 22, 1854
Date of death: April 2, 1926

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Kerrville / Kerr Senate President Pro Tempore (22nd)   Bandera, Bexar, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green
S 28 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 20th (7) (8)   21st (5) (6)   Democrat Kerrville / Kerr   Bandera, Bexar, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green

(1) 22nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/12/1892, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) 22nd Legislature - 1/14/1891, p. 5. Seats formerly occupied by Townsend, Kimbrough & Burney were reserved for them, seat formerly occupied by his predecessor was reserved for Carter, those Sens. being absent. Kimbrough indefinitely excused. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(6) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) Robert Henry Burney, Kerrville. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. R.H. Burney, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.H. Burney, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.H. Burney, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Frontier Protection  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Military Affairs  
Mining and Irrigation  
Public Health  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
State Asylums (Chair) 
21st R.S. - 1889
Alamo Monument  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Education (Chair) 
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
Public Health  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
Rules  
State Institutions of Learning  
20th R.S. - 1887
Comptroller's Office, Examine (Chair) 
Education  
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
New Capitol Construction, Examine  
New Capitol, Grounds and Cost of Furnishing  
Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature (Co-Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
Public Lands  
Public Printing (Chair) 

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