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Pierce B. Ward Pierce Butler Ward
Full Name: Pierce Butler Ward, Sr.
Date of birth: December 11, 1859
Date of death: October 23, 1947

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 8, 1929 40th (1)   39th (2) (3)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Ellis, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Somervell
S 10 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (4)   31st (5)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Ellis, Hill, Johnson
(1) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal.
(3) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, p. 1, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(5) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Pierce Butler Ward, Sr., birth date 12/11/1859, death date 10/23/1947, biographical sketch, Texas State Senator, interment in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch lists date of birth as 12/15/1849. Hood County Genealogical Society Research Archive, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Other Resources
  • History of the Elizabeth Patton Crockett monument in Acton, TX. Legislation establishing the monument introduced by Senators O.S. Lattimore and Pierce Ward. TexasEscapes.com.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Pierce B. Ward,31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Pierce B. Ward,32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Pierce B. Ward,39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Pierce B. Ward,40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Internal Improvements  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Senatorial Districts (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Nominations by Governor  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Restoration of Political Rights to James E. Ferguson, Investigate  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Highways and Motor Traffic as of 1/23/1925)  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Town and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Educational Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Printing  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Penitentiaries  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Contingent Expenses  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  

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