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Scott Woodward William Scott Woodward
Full Name: William Scott Woodward
Date of birth: May 27, 1888
Date of death: July 30, 1928

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 31, 1919 36th (1) (2)   35th (3)   Democrat Stephenville / Erath   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, Llano, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba
(1) E.L. Rector, in special election 2/20/1919, sworn 3/7/1919, succeeded W. Scott Woodward, resigned 1/31/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, p. 1, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators/Absent. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - 1/9/1917, p. 2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • William Scott Woodward of Erath County. 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," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post.
  • Other Resources
  • Scott Woodward, birth date 5/27/1888 in Erath County, death date 7/30/1928 in Fort Worth. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • W.S. Woodward, age 28 in 1917, from Stephenville, Erath County, nativity: Texas, Farmer, Dem. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Scott Woodward,35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 35th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Land and Land Office  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Institutions and Departments (Chair) 
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Congressional Districts  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    State Institutions and Departments  

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