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Mark Wiginton Mark L. Wiginton
Full Name: Marcus LaFayette "Mark" Wiginton
Date of birth: August 31, 1875
Date of death: March 27, 1960

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 56 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 1, 1920 36th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Hill
(1) "Soon-To-Be New Comptroller Is Appreciative: Wigginton [sic] Says He Will Qualify January 1 - Has Been Very Close to Administration," 12/28/1919, p. 12. "Representative Wiginton of Hill county" quoting Wiginton, "I have been notified that Mr. Tidwell [sic: Terrell] resigned, effective Jan. 1, and at that time I will be on hand promptly to qualify as comptroller to succeed him." Austin Statesman.
(2) "Wiginton Announces for Another Term as Comptroller," 3/7/1920, p. 4. "Mark L. Wiginton, whose home is at Hillsboro, and who was appointed on January 1, 1920 State Comptroller to fill the unexpired term of H.B. Terrell, yesterday announced his candidacy for election to this office . . . " Austin Statesman.
(3) George W. Garrett, in special election 2/14/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Mark L. Wiginton, resigned after 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
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Other Resources
  • Obituary, Marcus L. Wiginton, 3/27/1960, p. D1. Marcus LaFayette Wiginton, death date 3/26/1960, "former State Representative from Hill County, served as State Comptroller under former Governor William R. Hobby and was secretary to former governors Dan Moody and Ross Sterling." Austin American.
  • Marcus LaFayette Wiginton, birth date 8/31/1875 in Alabama, death date 3/26/1960 in Austin, retired state employee, parents Floyd Wiginton and Mary Anne Mayfield, burial location Austin, Travis County, in Austin Memorial Park. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Marcus LaFayette Wiginton, birth date 8/31/1875, death date 3/26/1960, interment in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Plaque in Itasca Cemetery, Itasca, Hill County. Find a Grave. Austin Itasca
  • 36th Legislature (1919) - Mark L. Wiginton, postoffice Hillsboro, nativity Alabama, age 43 (born circa 1876), 41 years in Texas, insurance business, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Mark Wiginton,36th 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.
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    36th R.S. - 1919
    Common Carriers  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Chair) 
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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