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William H. Bourland
Full Name: William Howard Bourland
Date of birth: 1811
Date of death: April 2, 1860

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H Lamar Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1) (2)     Unknown / Lamar   Hopkins, Lamar
H Lamar Feb 17, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (3) (4) (5) (6)     Unknown / Lamar Speaker 5/1/1846 - 5/11/1846.   Hopkins, Lamar
(1) 2nd Legislature - Roll of counties, Lamar county, Honorables W.H. Bourland and Johnson Wren, 12/13/1847, p. 4. House Journal.
(2) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Not present at organization of the House on 2/16/1846. James Gillett, James Willie, John N.O. Smith, and William Bourland sworn on 2/17/1846, p. 11, House Journal.
(4) Branch resigned as speaker 3/16, and Crump was again elected, resigning 5/1 to be succeeded the same day by Bourland, who resigned 5/11 and was succeeded by Perkins. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Crump, elected speaker 2/16/1846, on 3/3 was granted leave of absence until 3/15, and Brown was elected speaker pro tempore. Brown resigned 3/9, the House adopted a resolution declaring the office vacant since 3/3, and Branch was elected speaker. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) W.H. Bourland, Lamar County, farmer, nativity Kentucky, Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 54. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • BOURLAND, WILLIAM H. (1811-1860). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 5th Speaker of the House of Representatives: William H. Bourland. Biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Relatives: William H. Bourland and James G. Bourland - brothers, "Carnahan / Carter Connections," RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Internal Improvements  
    Land Office (Chair) 
    Public Debt  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Rules  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    General Land Office, Select  
    Land Office  
    Mail Routes (Post Routes), Select  
    Official Seals of the Republic of Texas, Collect and Destroy All  
     

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