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William D. Crockett William D. Crockett
Full Name: William David "Davie" Crockett
Date of birth: December 5, 1862
Date of death: May 4, 1922

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 46 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Chappell Hill / Washington   Washington
H 46 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (5) (6)   Democrat Chappell Hill / Washington   Washington
H 47 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Chappell Hill / Washington   Lee, Washington
(1) District 46 comprised of Washington county; District 47 comprised of Washington and Lee counties, pp. 34-35, Acts 1901, 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 8, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 46 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 4. House Journal.
(3) District 47 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 68. Texas Legislative Manual.
(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) District 46 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 3. House Journal.
(6) District 47 represented by W. D. Crockett, p. 65. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 38th Legislature, R.S., 1/12/1923, p. 59. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • State flower song, "Bluebonnets," by Julia D. Booth and Lora C. Crockett, [sister-in-law of William David Crockett], adopted by the legislature in 1933. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Listen to "Bluebonnets" performed by Donald Brower
  • Biographical sketch, William David Crockett, Volume IV, pp. 1611-1613. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Other Resources
  • John Crockett (1730-1800) - LifeStory. Grave marker inscription notes: "Born in a ship in the Year 1730 / Born upon sea near Pennsylvania shore." Ancestry.com.
  • John Jesse Crockett, brother of William David Crockett, married Lora B. Coston in 1896. Marriage license, Washington County. Ancestry.com.
  • Relatives: John Crockett, born at sea on the way to Philadelphia in 1730, was the uncle of John McClanahan Crockett and the great-great-grandfather of William David Crockett. "Descendants of John Crockett." Ancestry.com.
  • William David Crockett mentioned in "The Story of Mary Haynes Davie and John Crockett" by Barbara Crockett Bishop. Ancestry.com.
  • Correspondence of Representative W.D. Crockett, 6/28/1909 - 12/3/1909; San Antonio Daily Express article, "Governor Held Club Over Regents of the University," 6/2/1909; Courtesy of family of W.D. Crockett. Donated Material.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William D. Crockett, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William D. Crockett, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William D. Crockett, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Appropriations (Chair) 
    Private Corporations  
    State Asylums  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Appropriations (Chair) 
    Appropriations Subcommittee on the Blind Institute  
    Private Corporations  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Banks and Banking  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Appropriations Subcommitttee on the Epileptic Colony at Abilene  

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