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William Pierson William M. Pierson
Full Name: William M. Pierson
Date of birth: March 12, 1871
Date of death: April 24, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
H 15 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th   Democrat Greenville / Hunt   Hunt
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 44th Legislature, R.S., 4/25/1935, p. 1877. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • PIERSON, WILLIAM (1871-1935). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, William Pierson, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1923-1935. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Obituary, William M. Pierson, Cleburne Times-Review, 4/28/1935, p. 4, crediting Johnson County Historical Collective. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Pierson, William. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Biographical sketch, William Pierson, pp. 175-176. Born 3/12/1871 in Gilmer, Upshur County. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - William M. Pierson, Greenville, Hunt County, age 29, born March 1871 in Texas, lawyer, boarder. FamilySearch.
  • Judge William Pierson, birth date 3/12/1871 in Upshur County, death date 4/24/1935 in Austin, Travis County, lawyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Murder and Mayhem on the Texas Supreme Court: The Shocking Death of Justice William Pierson and the Evolution of the Insanity Defense in Texas," by Gary M. Lavergne, Volume 4, No. 1, Fall 2014, pp. 20-29. Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • Memorial, October 1935, pp. 32-33. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Pierson, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Railroad Commission  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Railroad Commission  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Towns and City Corporations  

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