R.H. Morris

Robert Henry Morris

Full Name: Robert Henry Morris
Date of birth: August 8, 1846
Date of death: October 2, 1896

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 8, 1889 - Jul 9, 1890 21st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Rusk / Cherokee   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Van Zandt

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Morris resigned 7/9/1890. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 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).
(4) 21st Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/8/1889, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Robert H. Morris, marriage to Sallie L. Norman 3/12/1885 in Cherokee County.
    Robert Henry Morris and Sarah Lee Norman, parents of Robert Henry Morris (birth date 2/26/1886 in Rusk, Cherokee County) and Sarah Curtis Morris (birth date 10/24/1894 in Rusk, Cherokee County, father's birthplace Gadsden County, Florida, born circa 1848). FamilySearch. Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (1) Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (2) Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • Robert H. Morris, birth date 8/8/1846, death date 10/2/1896, burial in Troup City Cemetery, Troup, Smith County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Judge R.H. Morris, The Galveston Daily News, 10/9/1896, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Dateline Nacogdoches, Oct. 7. "He died at Troupe, but for many years past he resided in Cherokee county, where he was elected to the state senate one term. Formerly he resided in Nacogdoches county and was county judge." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. R.H. Morris, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Commerce and Manufacture  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Insurance and Statistics  
Judicial Department  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Memorial of John M. Swisher  
Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
Private Land Claims  
Privilege and Elections  
Public Printing  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs  
Treasurer and Comptroller's Offices (Chair) 

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