W.E. Reid

Welza Elijah Reid

Full Name: Welza Elijah "Wed" Reid
Date of birth: July 19, 1894
Date of death: August 24, 1955

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 117 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st (1)   Democrat Colorado City / Mitchell   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan

(1) Home city listed as Colorado. House Journal.

Terms of Service top

House District 117
Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931
Legislatures: 41st (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Colorado City / Mitchell
Counties in district: Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan

(1) Home city listed as Colorado. House Journal.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/13/1929, p. 10. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Obituary and photo, "W.E. Reid, 61, Father of Local Woman, Passes," The Daily News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Texas), 8/25/1955, p. 1, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1930 - Welza E. Reid, Colorado City, Mitchell County, age 36, born circa 1894 in Arkansas, newspaper editor, wife Clyde Reid. FamilySearch. 1930
  • Welza Elijah Reid, birth date 7/19/1894 in Arkansas, death date 8/24/1955 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, owner/paper supply. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Welza Elijah "Wed" Reid of Yellville, Arkansas. "Owner of Western Newspaper Supply, Dallas, TX. Published many newspapers throughout TX. Member of TX Legislature 1927-1929." Married Clyde Orilla Thurman. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Wed E. Reid. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. W.E. Reid, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Meridian College  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 

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