W.S. Moore

William Samuel Moore

Full Name: William Samuel Moore
Date of birth: September 23, 1875
Date of death: October 11, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 13, 1925 - Mar 15, 1926 39th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke, Fannin, Grayson
H 35 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Van Alstyne / Grayson   Grayson

(1) Ed Westbrook, in special election 9/4/1926, sworn 9/4/1926, succeeded W.S. Moore, resigned before 3/15/1926. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(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 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) "W.S. Moore Appointed Judge 16th District," 3/18/1926, p. 1. "His resignation as State Senator will be forthcoming in connection with his acceptance of the judgeship . . . " Whitewright Sun.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • William Samuel Moore, birth date 9/23/1875, death date 10/11/1944, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County. Find a Grave.
  • 30th Legislature (1907) - W.S. Moore, postoffice Van Alstyne, nativity Alabama, age 28 (born circa 1879), lawyer, Democrat.
    39th Legislature (1925) - W.S. Moore, postoffice Gainesville, Cooke County, nativity Alabama, age 45 (born circa 1880), lawyer, Democrat, member of former legislatures: 30th House. Texas Legislative Manual. 30th 39th
  • Obituary, "Former State Senator Dies at Gainesville," 10/12/1944, p. 1. State Representative from Grayson County in 1907, State Senator from District 9 in 1925, death date 10/11/1944. Vernon Daily Record.


  • Photograph. W.S. Moore, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.S. Moore, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Agricultural Affairs  
Civil Jurisprudence  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Contingent Expense  
Labor (Vice Chair) 
Nominations by Governor  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Land and Land Office  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Highways and Motor Traffic as of 1/23/1925)  
Stock and Stock Raising  
30th R.S. - 1907
New York American, Investigate  
Common Carriers  
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations  
Public Debt  

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