Full Name: Henry Rawson
Date of birth: 1819
Date of death: July 22, 1884
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Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874
Marshall / Harrison
Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35,
Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950
Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas
"Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145.
The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889
12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term.
Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870.
Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Census of 1870 - Henry Rawson, Marshall, Harrison County, age 52, born circa 1818 in England, U.S. Senator.
- Biographical information, Chapter 4, Harrison County, pp. 121-123, "continued his rise as a Republican by winning the state senate seat from Harrison County . . . "
Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880, 1997.
- Death notice, "Marshall," The Galveston Daily News, 7/23/1884, p. 3. "Henry Rawson, who was the first Republican postmaster in this city after the war, and an incumbent for five years, died at his residence here this morning..." Death date 7/22/1884.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
- Henry Rawson, a native of England, lived in Marshall before the Civil War, p. 292; one of the Republicans from Harrison County who took office in 1870, re-elected, pp. 306, 308.
A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
Henry Rawson, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
Henry Rawson, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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