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William Lacey William Doss Lacey
Full Name: William Doss Lacey
Date of birth: November 25, 1870
Date of death: March 19, 1953

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Normangee / Leon   Leon, Madison
H 23 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Normangee / Leon   Leon, Madison
H 23 Jul 24, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (7) (8)   Democrat Normangee / Leon   Leon, Madison
(1) Census of 1910 - William D. Lacy, Justice Precinct 1, Leon County, age 39.
Census of 1920 - William D. Lacey, Normangee, Leon County, age 49. FamilySearch. 1910
(2) Personnel of the New Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, 12/17/1916, p. 23, lists W.D. Lacey, Normangee, Leon County. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Normangee is in southwest Leon County, seventeen miles southwest of Centerville and along the Madison county line; parts of Madison County are included within the town limits. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) "As the roll was called, the members-elect who were present answered to the names of the counties of their residence...Leon - W.D. Lacey", pp. 1-2, House Journal.
(5) 34th and 35th Legislatures - Home address, Normangee; home county, Madison. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) 34th and 35th Legislatures - Home county, Madison. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(7) William D. Lacey, in special election 7/24/1915, succeeded Daniel C. Dove, resigned 6/17/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 35th-36th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, September 1953, p. 613. Death date 6/19/1953, "former Leon County attorney, judge, and Representative." Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • William Doss Lacey, birth date 11/26/1870 in Bessimer, Alabama, death date 3/19/1953 in Centerville, Leon County, burial in Centerville. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Lacey, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Lacey, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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
    Banks and Banking  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judicial Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Banks and Banking  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Vice Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  

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