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W.A. Morris William A. Morris
Full Name: William A. "Bud" Morris
Date of birth: December 24, 1844
Date of death: January 28, 1928

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Montague / Montague   Montague
H 49 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1)   Democrat Montague / Montague   Montague
(1) "W.A. Morris of Montague is a candidate for representative from Montague county . . . Uncle Bud is [a] fine old veteran that we are glad to honor." Nocona News, 6/28/1918, p. 2. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch (as of 1895), William A. Morris, Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen, Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company, 1895, p. 540. Birth date 12/24/1845 [sic]; Montague County Clerk, Tax Collector, and County Surveyor; marriage to Rachel Dennis of Lamar County, 12/12/1867, children John W. and Samuel A. Morris. Google Books.
  • Obituary, W.A. "Uncle Bud" Morris, birth date 12/24/1844, death date 1/28/1928. "He at one time represented this county in the State Legislature for four years, and was county surveyor for many years." Saint Jo Tribune (Saint Jo, Tex.), 2/3/1928, p. 1, crediting the UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1920 - William A. Morris, Justice Precinct 1, Montague County, age 75, born circa 1845 in Arkansas, occupation: Representative, Tex. Legislature, spouse Rachel L. Morris. FamilySearch.
  • W.A. "Bud" Morris, birth date 12/24/1844, death date 1/28/1928 in Montague, county surveyor, burial in Montague Cemetery. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • W.A. (Bud) Morris, birth date 12/24/1844, death date 1/28/1928, interment in Montague Cemetery, Montague County, headstone with spouse Rachel Morris (1847-1937). Children John Walker Morris and Charlie Morris. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in MONTAGUE, TX (MONTAGUE COUNTY). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - W.A. Morris, postoffice Montague, nativity Arkansas, age 76 (born circa 1845), 68 years in Texas, land surveyor, member of former legislature: 36th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.A. Morris,36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.A. Morris,37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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    37th R.S. - 1921
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    36th R.S. - 1919
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