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R.H. Morris Robert Henry Morris
Full Name: Robert Henry Morris
Date of birth: August 8, 1846
Date of death: October 2, 1896

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 8, 1889 - Jul 9, 1890 21st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Rusk / Cherokee   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Van Zandt

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Morris resigned 7/9/1890. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 21st Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/8/1889, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Robert H. Morris, pp. 204-206. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Robert H. Morris, pp. 584-586. Born 1846 in Gadsden, Florida. Lawyer and former county attorney, county judge, and district attorney of Nacogdoches County; afterward moved to Cherokee County and married Miss Norman. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 389. Born in 1846. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Robert H. Morris, marriage to Sallie L. Norman 3/12/1885 in Cherokee County.
    Robert Henry Morris and Sarah Lee Norman, parents of Robert Henry Morris (birth date 2/26/1886 in Rusk, Cherokee County) and Sarah Curtis Morris (birth date 10/24/1894 in Rusk, Cherokee County, father's birthplace Gadsden County, Florida, born circa 1848). FamilySearch. Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (1) Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (2) Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • Robert H. Morris, birth date 8/8/1846, death date 10/2/1896, burial in Troup City Cemetery, Troup, Smith County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Judge R.H. Morris, The Galveston Daily News, 10/9/1896, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Dateline Nacogdoches, Oct. 7. "He died at Troupe, but for many years past he resided in Cherokee county, where he was elected to the state senate one term. Formerly he resided in Nacogdoches county and was county judge." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.H. Morris, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Judicial Department  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Memorial of John M. Swisher  
    Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Privilege and Elections  
    Public Printing  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Offices (Chair) 

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