A.J. Harris

Andrew Jackson Harris

Full Name: Andrew Jackson Harris
Date of birth: January 27, 1839
Date of death: January 11, 1910

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Belton / Bell   Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas
S 21 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Belton / Bell   Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(6) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches


  • Photograph. A.J. Harris, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Harris, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Agricultural Affairs  
Constitutional Amendments  
Deaf and Dumb Asylum  
Department Report Delays  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debt  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
17th R.S. - 1881
Agricultural Affairs  
Agricultural and Mechanical College and State Normal Schools, Visit (Co-Chair) 
Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Revision of Rules  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments (Chair) 

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