W.D. Suiter

Will D. Suiter

Full Name: William David "Will" Suiter
Date of birth: February 10, 1871
Date of death: June 25, 1963

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 9, 1923 36th (2)   37th (1)   Democrat Winnsboro / Wood   Camp, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
S 7 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (3) (4)   34th (5)   35th (3) (4)   Democrat Winnsboro / Wood Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Camp, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood

(1) 37th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators/Absent, 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 36th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918, oath of office administered, 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/18/1917, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(4) 35th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(5) 34th Legislature - Elected November 3, 1914, oath of office administered to members elect, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch (Elizabeth Suiter). Relatives: William D. Suiter - father, Elizabeth Suiter - daughter. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, William David Suiter, pp. 431-432. Birth date 2/10/1871. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," The Houston Post, 3/22/1917, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Memorial, September 1963, p. 805. William David Suiter. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • William David Suiter, birth date 2/10/1871 in Illinois, death date 6/25/1963 in Winnsboro, Wood County, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William D. Suiter, birth date 2/10/1871, death date 6/25/1963, burial in Lee Cemetery, Winnsboro, Wood County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in Sabine Royalty Corporation, Tyler, Texas, in The State of Texas Book: One Hundred Years of Progress, p. 406. HeritageQuest Online.


  • Photograph. W.D. Suiter, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Suiter, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Suiter, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.D. Suiter, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

37th R.S. - 1921
Agricultural Affairs  
Contingent Expense (Vice Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
Educational Affairs  
Educational Affairs Subcommittee on Corpus Christi School Census  
Nominations by the Governor  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
Senatorial Districts (Chair) 
36th R.S. - 1919
Agricultural Affairs  
Blue Ridge Farm Purchase, Investigate (Chair) 
Civil Jurisprudence  
Claims and Accounts  
Contingent Expense (Vice Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
Governor's Nominations  
Insurance and Banking  
35th R.S. - 1917
Agricultural Affairs  
Civil Jurisprudence  
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Investigation of Expenditures on Capitol and Disloyalty of Certain State Employees (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Military Affairs  
Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
Towns and City Corporations  
34th R.S. - 1915
Agricultural Affairs  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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