NAT. M. HARRISON.
AT Athens, in Limestone county, Alabama, on the twelfth day of May, 1849, Mr. Harrison was born. He came to Texas in 1856, and has been a resident of Upshur county ever since. He was educated in that county under Professor M. H. Looney. He is professionally a druggist and dealer in medicines. By appointment, he served as tax collector of Upshur county in 1876 and 1877. In 1878, he was elected by the people and served two years. At the expiration of his term of service as collector, he was elected county clerk, and subsequently twice re-elected, serving thus three terms in the office of county clerk. Mr. Harrison was elected to a scat in the Twentieth Legislature from the Eleventh Representative district, by a majority of 550 votes over two opposing candidates. He is appreciated as a legislator, having been appointed as a committeeman on the committees on State Affairs, Revenue and Taxation, and other important ones. His vindication of what he believes to be for the best interest of the people cannot be questioned. He has given proof as to the clearness of his convictions, and of the firmness with which he maintains them. He is a man of intelligence, not inclined to demonstration so much as accuracy. He has fine business talent, and has had opportunities through official services to become well educated in public affairs. He would not discard a matter because it is small, but would consider its relation to a whole and its effect upon a compound. He has been quite successful in the former trusts he has held in maintaining the confidence of the people, and bids fair in his office as legislator to be not less so.
He was married to Miss Lizzie Chadick, of Upshur county, and has a family of two boys. He is a Mason and a Knight of Honor. He has the social attractions which insure popularity, and is withal full of genuine politeness.
of the Texas State Government: With Sketches of Distinguished
by Lewis E. Daniell - 1887
|Name||Relation||Marital Status||Gender||Race||Age||Birthplace||Occupation||Father's Birthplace||Mother's Birthplace|
|N. M. Harrison||Self||M||Male||W||30||AL||Tax Collector||VA||VA||Lizzie Harrison||Wife||M||Female||W||23||TX||Keeping House||AL||AL|
|Henry R. Harrison||Son||S||Male||W||2||TX||AL||TX|