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A.J. Harper A.J. Harper
Full Name: Alfred John Harper
Date of birth: May 17, 1864
Date of death: May 31, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 12, 1909 - Sep 17, 1910 31st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Mexia / Limestone Senate President Pro Tempore (31st)   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson
S 12 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (5)   29th (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson
S 12 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (10)   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson
(1) J.R. Astin, in special election 11/8/1910, succeeded Alfred J. Harper, resigned 9/21/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 31st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 5/11/1909, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.
(3) "Senator Harper resigned; recently nominated to criminal appellate court is cause of action," 9/18/1910, p. 7. "Mexia, Texas, 9/17 - Senator A.J. Harper has forwarded to Governor Campbell his resignation as senator from this the Twelfth District..." Galveston Daily News.
(4) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal.
(5) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(6) 29th Legislature, Regular and 1st-2nd Called Sessions list A.J. Harper of Limestone County. Senate Journal.
(7) Lists Mexia, Limestone County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
(9) Postoffice Groesbeck, Limestone County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(10) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • HARPER, ALFRED JOHN (1864-1926). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Alfred J. Harper, volume IV, pp. 1608-1609. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Alfred John Harper, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1911-1917. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Portraits and biographical sketches, "Our Friends in the Legislature," Volume V, No. 1, May 1909, pp. 14-17. Texas State Journal of Medicine, 1905.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.J. Harper, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. A.J. Harper, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Harper, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Harper, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Harper, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Capital Bank and Trust Company, Investigate, Special  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Department  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Investigate the fairness of the meeting of senators to determine by drawing of lots the lengths of their terms  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
     

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