Rufus K. Hartley

Rufus K. Hartley

Full Name: Rufus K. Hartley
Date of birth: January 10, 1825
Date of death: July 27, 1871

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (2) (3)   10th (1)     Galveston / Galveston   Chambers, Galveston, Jefferson, Liberty
H 35 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston

(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Other Resources

  • R.K. Hartley, birth date 1/10/1825, death June 1871, burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Find a Grave.
  • "Death of Rufus K. Hartley, Esq.," and "The Funeral," Saturday, 7/29/1871, pp. 2-3. Died on Thursday evening (7/27/1871). "The brothers [Oliver C. Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley] made the first digest of Texas laws, and the first report of the Supreme Court decisions." "District Court," 7/30/1871, p. 3, Memorial resolution for Rufus K. Hartley. Galveston Daily News.
  • Description of Rufus K. and Oliver Hartley's time at Marshall College, p. 183. Dubbs, Joseph Henry, History of Franklin and Marshall College: Franklin College, 1787-1853, Marshall College, 1836-1853; Franklin & Marshall College 1853-1903, Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1903. Google Books.
  • Hartley, Oliver C. A Digest of the Laws of Texas. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1850. "Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by O.C. and R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Google Books.
  • Hartley, Oliver C. Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, During a Part of December Term, December 1849, Volume 4, Galveston: Civilian Book Office, 1852. "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1852, by O.C. & R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Texas." Google Books.
  • HARTLEY, TEXAS and HARTLEY COUNTY named for Rufus K. and Oliver C. Hartley. Handbook of Texas Online. Handbook of Texas Online
  • Relatives: Oliver Cromwell Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley - brothers. HARTLEY, OLIVER CROMWELL (1823-1859). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.


Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Confederate Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands  
9th R.S. - 1861
Internal Improvements  
State Affairs (Chair) 
8th R.S. - 1859
Privileges and Elections  
State Affairs  

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