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FARIS, WILLIS A. (?–?). Willis A. Faris, legislator and postmaster, was living in Vicksburg, Mississippi, as early as January 1832. He moved to Texas in December 1834. He was secretary pro tem of the Convention of 1836 and after the Texas Revolution was appointed postmaster of Columbia. He was elected clerk pro tem of the House of Representatives of the First Congress of the republic on October 6, 1836.


Brazoria County Federation of Women's Clubs, History of Brazoria County (1940). Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence (Salado, Texas: Anson Jones, 1944; rpt. 1959).

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

L. W. Kemp, "FARIS, WILLIS A.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.