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W.N. Adams W.N. Adams
Full Name: William Nelson Adams
Date of birth: June 4, 1848
Date of death: June 15, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 12, 1909 - Aug 10, 1912 32nd (1) (2) (3)   31st (4)   Democrat Brownwood / Brown   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, Llano, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba
(1) Resigned from Legislature 8/10/1912, appointed Superintendent of Board of Managers of Institution for Training of Juveniles at Gatesville on 8/9/1912. Card File.
(2) Adams resigned 8/10/1912. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, p. 1, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Ancestral File - William Nelson Adams, birth date 6/4/1848 in Knox, Tennessee; death date 6/15/1926 in Brownwood, Brown, Texas; burial 6/16/1926 in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood. Marriage to Kate L. Haden, 1876 in Brownwood. FamilySearch.
  • William Nelson Adams, Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood. Birth date 6/4/1848; death date 6/15/1926. Find a Grave.
  • Census of 1900, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas - William N. Adams, age 52, born June 1848 in Tennessee, wife Kate L. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - W.N. Adams, Brownwood, Brown County, nativity Tennessee, stockman, Democrat, age 62. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.N. Adams,31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.N. Adams,32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reagan Papers, Investigate  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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