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Ike Harris Ike Harris
Full Name: Orland Harold "Ike" Harris

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (1) (2) (3)   Republican Dallas / Dallas Dean of the Senate. (73rd)   Dallas, Tarrant
S 8 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd   71st   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   69th   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (4)   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Collin, Dallas
S 8 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th (5)   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
S 8 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   65th   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
S 8 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   63rd (6) (7)   Republican Dallas / Dallas Senate President Pro Tempore (63rd)   Dallas
S 8 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   61st   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
S 8 Nov 21, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th (8)   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 51-3 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (9)   Republican Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) See the Fort Worth Star Telegram, 11/23/1992 ("For the first time in modern history, the dean of the Senate will be a Republican, Ike Harris of Dallas."). Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(2) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993), 1993.
(4) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1982 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(6) 63rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/28/1973. Senate Journal.
(7) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(8) O.H. Harris, in special election 11/11/1967, took office 11/21/1967, succeeded George M. Parkhouse, died 8/24/1967. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) Sworn 11/21/1962. Oaths of Office.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 8. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 68th Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 19. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 66th Legislature, 1979.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 67th Legislature, 1981.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 72nd Legislature, 1991.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ike Harris, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 60th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 61st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 63rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 72nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 73rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Mentioned in "Access Through the Lobby," 2/24/1995, pp. 14-17. Texas Observer.
  • Harris, Orland Harold. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Jurisprudence  
    Nominations, Special  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special (Vice Chair) 
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Elections and Ethics, Standing (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Legislative Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Economic Development Subcommittee on Insurance (Vice Chair) 
    Economic Development, Interim  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence, Interim (Chair) 
    Nominations, Special (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Insurance Regulation, Special  
    Legislative Redistricting, Select  
    Nominations, Special (Vice Chair) 
    Public Education, Select  
    State Affairs  
    State Guaranty Funds, Select  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Deceptive Trade Practices  
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Health Care Reimbursement Alternatives, Commission on  
    Nominations, Special (Vice Chair) 
    Security for Judgments, Special  
    Space Science Industry Commission  
    State Affairs  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Local Measured Service, Interim  
    Nominations, Special  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Business, Technology and Education, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Educational Quality  
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Rules, Special  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance  
    New Federalism, Task Force  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Congressional Panel  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Education  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare (Chair) 
    Long-term Care Alternatives  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Economic Development  
    Human Resources  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Constitutional Convention Planning  
    Economic Development  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
    Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters  
    Prison Reform  
    Public Health  
    Special Districts, Special  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
    Consumer Protection  
    County, District and Urban Affairs  
    Drug Study, Interim  
    Economic Development  
    Foreign Livestock Trade and Grain Development  
    General Investigating, Special  
    Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting, Interim (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Labor and Management Relations  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Oil and Gas  
    Parks and Wildlife  
    Prairie View A&M College, Investigation  
    Prairie View A&M College, Investigation, Special  
    Public School Finance, Interim  
    Sales Tax, Interim  
    Special Districts  
    State Affairs  
    State Tax Policy  
    Transportation  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Agriculture and Industry  
    Banking  
    County, District, and Urban Affairs  
    Federal Programs and Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Liquor Laws  
    Military and Veterans Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    Penal Servitude and Parole  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Oil and Gas  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Claims and Accounts  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Public Health  
    School Districts  
     

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