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William T. William Taylor Bagby
Full Name: William Taylor "Lion of Lavaca" Bagby
Date of birth: February 13, 1875
Date of death: April 23, 1930

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Lavaca
H 72 Jan 9, 1917 - Sep 20, 1918 35th (1)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Lavaca
H 72 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Lavaca
H 72 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Lavaca
H 51 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Lavaca
(1) Bagby resigned 9/20/1918. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 42nd Legislature, 3rd C.S., 9/15/1932, p. 261. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • "Well Thought Of: Representative Woods Speaks Well of Representative Calhoun," 3/25/1915, p. 4. Reports on Representative J.H. Woods' memorial remarks about Representative B.A. Calhoun ("about 60 years of age"), including remembrance of an argument between Calhoun and Representative W.T. Bagby on the floor of the House on the subject of women's suffrage. Corsicana Daily Sun.
  • William Taylor Bagby, birth date 2/13/1875 in Hallettsville, death date 4/23/1930 in Houston, interment in Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Funeral of Mr. Bagby," Hallettsville Semi-Weekly New Era-Herald (Hallettsville, Tex.), 4/29/1930, p. 1, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. William Taylor Bagby, from Houston Post-Dispatch: "When he served in the Texas legislature he was known as 'The Lion of Lavaca.' This because of his eminence as an orator and debater." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William T. "Lion of Lavaca" Bagby, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William T. "Lion of Lavaca" Bagby,32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William T. "Lion of Lavaca" Bagby,33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William T. "Lion of Lavaca" Bagby,34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William T. "Lion of Lavaca" Bagby,36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    State Affairs  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Private Corporations (Vice Chair) 
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    Rules  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Judiciary  
    Private Corporations  
    Public Debt  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Supreme Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Capitol Basement, Inspect  
    Congressional Districts  
    Counties  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Investigating  
    Private Corporations (Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules  
    Senatorial Districts  
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    Congressional Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Labor  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Prohibition Amendment Election held July 22, 1911, Investigate  
     

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