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Andrew Harris Andrew Harris
Full Name: Andrew Jackson Harris
Date of birth: January 27, 1839
Date of death: January 11, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Belton / Bell   Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas
S 21 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Belton / Bell   Bell, Falls, Milam
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, 1/10/1883, p. 1, All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office; pp. 5-6, Resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(6) 17th Legislature - 1/11/1881, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected" Senators who "approached the President's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • HARRIS, ANDREW JACKSON (1839-1910). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography, p. 244. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Andrew Harris, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Andrew Harris, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Deaf and Dumb Asylum  
    Department Report Delays  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    Rules  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Agricultural and Mechanical College and State Normal Schools, Visit (Co-Chair) 
    Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Revision of Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments (Chair) 
     

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