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R.H. Burney Robert H. Burney
Full Name: Robert H. Burney
Date of birth: October 22, 1854
Date of death: April 2, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Kerrville / Kerr Senate President Pro Tempore (22nd)   Bandera, Bexar, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green
S 28 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (4)   20th (5)   Democrat Kerrville / Kerr   Bandera, Bexar, Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green
(1) 22nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/12/1892, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) 22nd Legislature - 1/14/1891, p. 5. Seats formerly occupied by Townsend, Kimbrough & Burney were reserved for them, seat formerly occupied by his predecessor was reserved for Carter, those Sens. being absent. Kimbrough indefinitely excused. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Burney family, pp. 294-302. Robert H. Burney, state senator and district judge (known as "Judge of the Hill Country"), born 10/22/1854 in McNairy County, Tennessee, died 4/2/1926. Jesse Burney, born 5/10/1864, served in Texas Legislature for four years, died in 1946. Burney pioneer family portrait. Relatives: Judge Robert H. Burney and Jesse G. Burney - brothers, both sons of Hance McCain Burney and Mary Tatum Burney (pp. 294-295) Kerr County, Texas, 1856-1976, 1975.
  • Biographical sketch, Robert Henry Burney, pp. 64-66. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, Robert Henry Burney, pp. 156-160. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • BURNEY, ROBERT HANCE (1854-1926). "He was elected state senator as a Democrat from the Twenty-eighth District in 1886 and reelected in 1890." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.H.Burney, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.H. Burney, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.H. Burney, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Robert H. Burney, grave marker photo, interment in Glen Rest Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County. Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Frontier Protection  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Alamo Monument  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education (Chair) 
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing  
    Rules  
    State Institutions of Learning  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Comptroller's Office, Examine (Chair) 
    Education  
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    New Capitol Construction, Examine  
    New Capitol, Grounds and Cost of Furnishing  
    Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature (Co-Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
     

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