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W.L. Dean William Luther Dean
Full Name: William Luther Dean
Date of birth: April 13, 1866
Date of death: July 14, 1933

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2)   35th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Huntsville / Walker Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
H 55 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (6)   Democrat Madisonville / Madison   Brazos, Madison
(1) 36th Legislature - lists W. L. Dean, Huntsville, Walker County. Senate Journal.
(2) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, p. 1, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 8/6/1917, 2nd C.S., due to the extended absence of the President Pro Tem; and elected 8/31/1917, 3rd C.S. Senate Journal.
(4) 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.
(5) 35th Legislature - lists W. L. Dean, Huntsville, Walker County. Senate Journal.
(6) 25th Legislature - lists William L. Dean, Madisonville, Madison County. (Texas under many flags - lived in Madisonville during House service in 25th Leg.; House Journal, 25th Legislature, lists Madison County - W. L. Dean.) Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S., 9/19/1933, p. 52. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 43rd Legislature, 1st C.S., Senate Simple Resolution 14, 9/21/1933, p. 58. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biography of William Luther Dean in Texas under many flags, Chicago: American Historical Society, 1930, volume 5, p. 134. "After ten years in Madisonville, he removed to Huntsville..." HeritageQuest Online.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Profile of the Huntsville firm of Dean, Humphrey & Powell, p. 654. William L. Dean born 1866, Madisonville, TX. The American Bar.
  • William Luther Dean, born 4/13/1866 in Madison, TX, married Ella Corley about 1905, died 7/14/1933, 1 child, in "Decendents and Ancestors of Israel Dodge Allphin." Family Tree Guide, 2010.
  • William Luther Dean, born 4/13/1866 in Walker, TX, died 7/14/1933. FamilySearch.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.L. Dean, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Dean, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Dean, 36th 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.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Civil Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Claims and Accounts  
    Contingent Expense  
    Educational Affairs  
    Exterminating Pink Boll Worm, Investigate  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Governor's Nominations  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Penitentiaries  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Formulate the Rules of Procedure in the Trial Upon the Articles of Impeachment of Governor James B. Ferguson, Governor. (Chair) 
    Insurance and Banking  
    Judicial Districts  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    A. & M. College Exercises, Special  
    Agricultural & Mechanical College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and Prairie View Normal School, Special  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judicial Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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