M. Lasker

Morris Lasker

Full Name: Morris Lasker
Date of birth: February 19, 1840
Date of death: February 28, 1916

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Apr 18, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton

(1) Morris Lasker, sworn 4/18/1895, succeeded Miles Crowley, resigned 3/1/1895. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Volume IV, pp. 418-421. ". . . he served in the State Senate, being elected to fill out an unexpired term in 1895." Includes obituary/editorial tribute printed in Galveston News, 2/29/1916. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • LASKER, MORRIS (1840-1916). "When Miles Crowley resigned, Lasker was elected to the Texas Senate in 1895 to serve the remainder of his term." Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company H, 2nd Texas Regiment, "transferred to Company E in 1864." Biographical sketch, p. 124. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.

Other Resources

  • "The members of the executive committee for the district in their meeting at Galveston on Tuesday last presented to the democratic voters of the district Mr. M. Lasker as the democratic nominee for the place . . . , "The Senatorial Succession," 3/24/1895, p. 8, Galveston Daily News.
  • Photos and description of the Morris Lasker residence. Island of Galveston, 2009.
  • Obituary, "Morris Lasker Dead; Philanthropist Led Jews of the South in Fight for Life of Leo Frank," 2/29/1916. New York Times.


  • Photograph. M. Lasker, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
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Insurance, Statistics and History  
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