Hardin Richard Runnels

Hardin Richard Runnels

Full Name: Hardin Richard Runnels
Date of birth: August 30, 1820
Date of death: December 25, 1873

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Boston / Bowie Speaker   Bowie
H 14 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Unknown / Bowie   Bowie, Cass
H 2 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 21, 1850 3rd (1)     Unknown / Bowie   Bowie, Red River
H Bowie Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (2)     Unknown / Bowie   Bowie, Cass, Titus

(1) Runnels resigned 11/21/1850. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Hardin R. Runnels, age 33, native state Mississippi, emigrated from Mississippi in 1842, farmer, postoffice Boston, Bowie County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910, 1989.
  • RUNNELS, HARDIN RICHARD (1820-1873). Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • RUNNELS, HIRAM GEORGE (1796-1857). H.G. Runnels was the uncle of Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels. Volney E. Howard injured in duel with Hiram Runnels in 1840. Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • RUNNELS, HOWELL WASHINGTON (1823-1895). Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: brothers. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Runnels, Hiram George. "His nephew, Hardin R. Runnels, was the fifth governor of Texas." Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. NCpedia.
  • Portrait and brief biographical sketch, Hardin R. Runnels, p. 37. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • 5th Lieutenant Governor, 10th Speaker of the House of Representatives. Hardin Richard Runnels. Portrait and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Hardin Richard Runnels. Governor of Texas 1857-1859; Delegate to Secession Convention. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Runnels, Hardin Richard. Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Biographical sketch of Howell W. Runnels, Jr., Watlington Manuscript 1920. Mentions brother Hardin R. Runnels. Bowie County, TXGenWeb Project.

Other Resources

Photographs

Committee Information top

4th R.S. - 1851
Apportionment (Chair) 
Finance  
Post Routes  
3rd R.S. - 1849
Governor's Message, Select  
Judiciary  
Public Debt  
Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message  
State Affairs  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Apportionment of Representation, Select  
Comptroller of Public Accounts and Treasurer of the State  
Education  
Enrolled Bills  
Post Routes  
Public Debt and Outstanding Liabilities of the Late Republic of Texas  

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