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Henry Rawson Henry Rawson
Full Name: Henry Rawson
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3)   12th (4) (5)   Radical Republican Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
(1) 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, 1950.
(2) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(3) "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, 1999.
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 110. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical information, 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.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry Rawson, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Henry Rawson, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture  
    Education  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Superintendent of Public Schools  
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Education  
    Elections  
    Immigration  
    Militia  
    Private Land Claims  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Education  
    Elections  
    Immigration  
    Militia  
    Private Land Claims  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Education  
    Elections  
    Immigration  
    Militia  
    Private Land Claims  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Elections  
     

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