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Robert Williams Robert Reuben Williams
Full Name: Robert Reuben "Bob" Williams
Date of birth: May 31, 1839
Date of death: March 11, 1941

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (1)   Democrat Cumby / Hopkins   Hopkins
H 34 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Cumby / Hopkins   Hopkins
H 18 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Cumby / Hopkins   Hopkins
(1) Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
(2) District 18 comprised of Hopkins county; District 98 comprised of Blanco, Gillespie, Hays, and Comal counties, pp. 27, 31, Acts of 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 21, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Redistricting bill shows Hopkins County in district 18. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) District 18 represented by R.R. Williams, p. 1. House Journal.
(5) District 18. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) District 18 represented by R.R. Williams, p. 63. Texas Legislative Manual.
(7) Roster of House members shows Williams representing district 98. Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 47th Legislature, R.S., HSR 186, 4/8/1941, pp. 1827-1828. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Robert Reuben Williams, birth date May 1839 in Tennessee, death date 3/11/1941 in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas, photo, biographical sketch, interment in Cumby Cemetery, Cumby, Hopkins County. Find a Grave.
  • WILLIAMS, ROBERT R. (1839-1941). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Early History of Hopkins County Texas . . . HeritageQuest Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Second Sergeant, 24th Arkansas Infantry; later Captain. "In June 1862 he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a second sergeant in the Twenty-fourth Arkansas Infantry, joining the scouting service in November 1863. He was mustered out as a captain in 1865." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert Williams, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Williams, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Williams, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Federal Relations  
    Labor  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Agriculture  
    Confederate Home  
    Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Labor (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    County Government and County Finances  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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