W.N. Adams

William Nelson Adams

Full Name: William Nelson "Uncle Bill" 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 31st (4) (5)   32nd (1) (2) (3)   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. Legislative Reference Library 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 - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(5) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - William N. Adams, Brownwood, Brown County, age 52, born June 1848 in Tennessee, county treasurer, wife Kate L. FamilySearch.
  • William Nelson Adams, birth date 6/4/1848 in Knox County, Tennessee, death date 6/15/1926 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, stockman. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • W.N. Adams, birth date 6/4/1848, death date 6/15/1926, family photos, burial in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County, with wife Kate L. Adams. Includes death notice in Longview News Journal, 6/15/1926, "W.N. Adams, 78, widely known as Uncle Bill, first tax collector of Brown county, former sheriff and state senator . . . " Find a Grave.
  • 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.


  • Photograph. W.N. Adams, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.N. Adams, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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