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W.C. McKamy William Cooper McKamy
Full Name: William Cooper McKamy, Jr.
Date of birth: June 25, 1861
Date of death: February 20, 1934

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Renner / Dallas   Dallas
S 6 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 8, 1907 29th (7) (8)   28th (9) (10) (11) (12)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas Senate President Pro Tempore (29th)   Dallas, Rockwall
H 73 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (13) (14)   Democrat Frankford / Dallas   Dallas
H 73 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) District 44, composed of Dallas County, shall elect four Representatives, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S. ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) RENNER, TEXAS. "Renner, east of State Highway 289 in southwestern Collin County . . . A post office was established in 1888 . . . After 1977 the Texas Almanac no longer listed it as an independent community, and by 1983 Renner had been incorporated into the city of Dallas." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Renner. House Journal.
(4) Dallas, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Dallas. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Two listings for Renner, in Collin and Denton counties. Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac).
(7) 29th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/3/1906, 2nd C.S. Senate Journal.
(8) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold over Senators." Senate Journal.
(9) Richardson, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(10) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(11) Dallas County. Senate Journal.
(12) W.C. McKamy, postoffice Dallas, Dallas County. Texas Legislative Manual.
(13) FRANKFORD, TEXAS. "Frankford was nine miles northwest of Richardson in extreme southwestern Collin County . . . The city of Dallas annexed the area in 1975 . . ."
CROTON, TEXAS. "Croton is on Farm Road 2470 and a branch of Little Croton Creek, eight miles northeast of Dickens in north central Dickens County. The settlement, originally named Frankfort, was established around 1888 and served as a community center for the surrounding area." Handbook of Texas Online.
Handbook of Texas Online
(14) Frankfort [sic]. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 43rd Legislature, 2nd C.S., 2/21/1934, p. 356. Born in Renner, in Dallas County. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 43rd Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 19, 2/21/1934, p. 223. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "McKamy Funeral to Be at Country Home Thursday," 2/21/1934, p. 5: "McKamy was born on the same farm where he lived when he died." "Lawmakers of Texas Honor W.C. McKamy," 2/22/1934, p. 8. Dallas Morning News.
  • William Cooper McKamy, birth date 6/25/1861 in Dallas, death date 2/20/1934 in Dallas, burial in Renner, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Census of 1900 - William McKamy, Precinct 2, Dallas County, born June 1861, age 38, farm laborer (son of William McKamy, born Aug. 1823, age 76, farmer). HeritageQuest Online.
  • Obituary, "W.C. McKamy, Prominent Dallas County Citizen, Died Last Tuesday," The Grand Prairie Texan, 2/23/1934, p. 7. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father, Captain William C. McKamy. Jackson, George, Sixty Years in Texas, Dallas, Texas, 1908, pp. 138-140, crediting UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "Candidates for Speakership," 10/11/1912. "William C. McKamy of Renner, Dallas County . . ." Wichita Daily Times.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.C. McKamy, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Banks and Banking  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Beef Trust, Investigate  
    City and Town Corporations  
    Educational Affairs  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    Treasurer and Comptroller's Department  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    Town and City Corporations  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Insurance, Statistics, and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
    25th R.S. - 1897
    A. & M. College Exercises, Special  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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