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John Harris John Woods Harris
Full Name: John Woods Harris
Date of birth: November 1, 1810
Date of death: April 1, 1887

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda
(1) Harris always a Democrat "of the purest school," p. 372. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography and portrait, pp. 367-381. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 97. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Other Resources
  • Birth date 11/1/1810, McDonald-Harris family tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • HARRIS, JOHN WOODS (1810-1887). Mentions Marcus F. Mott. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Harris, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Impeachment of Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Removal of Judge S.B. Newcomb, 25th Judicial District  
    Vacancy in 13th Senatorial District, I.N. Baughman  

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