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Walter Nelson Walter A. Nelson
Full Name: Walter A. Nelson
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1)   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Hopkins
H 6 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Sulphur Springs / Hopkins   Hopkins
(1) 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.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Brief biographical sketch, portrait, and letter from Walter A. Nelson, "For County Judge," Sulphur Springs Gazette, 2/11/1910, p. 2, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Hon. Walter A. Nelson, born in Hopkins County, "elected to the Legislature in 1906 and re-elected in 1908 . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Walter Nelson, Hopkins County, age 16, born January 1884, son of John C. and Josie Nelson. FamilySearch.
  • Possibly Walter Alfred Nelson, birth date 1/19/1884, home address Fort Worth, age 34, lawyer. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Possibly Walter A. Nelson, birth date 1/19/1884, death date 5/26/1950, interment in Sulphur Springs City Cemetery, Hopkins County. Parents John Calhoun Nelson and Josephine Matthews Nelson. Find a Grave.
  • Portrait, "In the Legislative Gallery," 2/3/1907, p. 6. Houston Post.
  • Moved to Fort Worth, September 1910. "Hon. Walter A. Nelson left Tuesday night for Ft. Worth, where he has formed a partnership with Hon. Sidney L. Samuels . . . Walter has many friends in Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County, whose best wishes go with him." Sulphur Springs Gazette, 9/30/1910, p. 5, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 30th Legislature (1907) - Walter A. Nelson, postoffice Sulphur Springs, nativity Texas, age 23 (born circa 1884), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walter Nelson, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Nelson, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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
    Common Carriers  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Military Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Judiciary  
    Liquor Traffic  
    State Affairs  
     

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