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W. T. Oliver William Thomas Oliver
Full Name: William Thomas "Boss Cajun" Oliver
Date of birth: February 15, 1926
Date of death: January 2, 1999

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 9-2 Jan 10, 1961 - Nov 23, 1962 57th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 9-2 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 9-2 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson
(1) Opinion WW-1476 dated 11/15/1962 addresses terms of office for members of the House of Representatives. Newly-elected members may qualify for office and be entitled to a salary on the date the canvassing of the General Election returns is complete. Attorney General of Texas.
(2) "Senators-Elect Can't Take Oath, Draw Pay Till Jan. 8," Two newly-elected Jefferson County members took oath of office early, on 11/23/1962. "No [House] payroll place left" for Senator-elect Harrington. Dallas Morning News.
(3) "Wilson Opinion Awaited on Exact End of Terms" reports "a legislator can hold office until his successor has qualified or until 'the first of the year. . .'" State canvassing board to certify results of November election on 11/23/1962. Dallas Morning News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 56th Legislature, R.S., HSR 482. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 214. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, Cockswain, World War II. Military grave marker, W.T. Oliver. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • William Thomas Oliver, death date 1/2/1999 in Orange. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998.
  • W.T. Oliver, birth date 2/15/1926, death date 1/2/1999, interment in Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Jefferson County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W. T. Oliver,55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. Oliver,56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. T. Oliver,56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. W. T. Oliver,57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 57th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Printing  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Hospitals and Special Schools  
    Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
    Liquor Regulation  
    State Affairs  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Banks and Banking  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Game and Fish (Chair) 
    Game and Fisheries  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  

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