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 39th (2) (3)   40th (1)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Ellis, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Somervell
S 10 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 14, 1913 31st (5) (6)   32nd (4)   Democrat Cleburne / Johnson   Ellis, Hill, Johnson

(1) 40th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 39th Legislature - All 31 Senators were elected on November 4, 1924, per Secretary of State, oath of office administered, 1/13/1925, p. 1. 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 - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(6) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituaries, "Pierce B. Ward, Former Senator Succumbs Today," Cleburne Times-Review, photo, 10/23/1947, p. 1, crediting Johnson County Historical Collective. "Brother-in-Law of Mrs. Davis Died," The Texas Mesquiter, 10/31/1947, p. 1, crediting Mesquite Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Cleburne Times-Review Texas Mesquiter
  • Biographical sketch, Pierce B. Ward, Volume IV, pp. 52-53. Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.

Other Resources

  • Pierce Butler Ward, Sr., birth date 12/11/1859 in Clarke County, Mississippi, death date 10/23/1947 in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Pierce B. Ward (1859-1947), burial in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County. Includes obituary, "Brother-in-Law of Mrs. Davis Died," from The Texas Mesquiter, 10/31/1947. Find a Grave.
  • History of the Elizabeth Patton Crockett monument in Acton, Texas. Legislation establishing the monument introduced by Senators O.S. Lattimore and Pierce Ward. TexasEscapes.com.


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Committee Information top

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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