R.H. Harrison

Richard Henry Harrison

Full Name: Richard Henry Harrison
Date of birth: September 8, 1857
Date of death: July 29, 1901

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 13, 1885 - Apr 20, 1887 19th (3) (4)   20th (1) (2)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, McLennan

(1) Waller S. Baker, in special election 6/4/1887, sworn 4/16/1888, succeeded Richard H. Harrison, resigned 4/20/1887. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 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).
(3) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(4) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. "Credentials of the new members, excepting Sen. Bell, Harrison, and Pope, were presented . . . On motion of Sen. Houston of Bexar, the new Senators not holding credentials were also sworn in." Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Death notice and funeral, "Judge R.H. Harrison Dead," 7/30/1901, p. 8; "Funeral of Judge Harrison," 7/31/1901, p. 2. Dallas Morning News.
  • Richard Henry Harrison, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County. Includes photos, and reprints of death notice and funeral in the Dallas Morning News, 7/30/1901 and 7/31/1901. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Claims and Accounts  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments Address  
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
Public Printing  
State Affairs  
State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  
19th R.S. - 1885
Agricultural and Mechanical College at Bryan, Prairie View Normal School, and Sam Houston Normal School at Huntsville  
Alexander Sampson, Calendar Clerk  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Engrossed Bills  
Judiciary No. 1  
Roads and Bridges  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  

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