W.W. Turney

William Ward Turney

Full Name: William Ward Turney
Date of birth: July 11, 1861
Date of death: March 23, 1939

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 25 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Brewster, Coke, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, El Paso, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Maverick, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala, Foley, Buchel
S 25 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (3) (4)   25th (5)   26th (3) (4)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso Senate President Pro Tempore (26th)   Brewster, Coke, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, El Paso, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Maverick, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Uvalde, Val Verde, Zavala, Foley, Buchel
H 96 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Brewster, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Val Verde, Foley, Buchel
H 96 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (6) (7)   Democrat Alpine / Brewster   Brewster, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Val Verde, Foley, Buchel

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 26th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 5/25/1899, Regular Session; and 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(4) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(5) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) Home city taken from House memorial resolution and Texas Legislative Manual. Home county taken from House Journal.
(7) Handbook of Texas states Turney moved to El Paso in 1892. Texas House of Representatives, a pictorial roster lists home county of El Paso. Home address of El Paso also listed in Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Account of W.W. Turney's years in El Paso, pp. 77-80. Below the Escondido Rim: a History of the O2 Ranch in the Texas Big Bend, 2005.
  • "Turney Mansion Becomes Work of Art," Vol. 14, 1996. Borderlands.
  • William Ward Turney, birth date 7/11/1861 in Marshall, death date 3/23/1939 in El Paso, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William W. Turney (death 1939), burial in Evergreen Cemetery, El Paso. Includes photo, biographical sketch. Find a Grave.

Photographs

  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.W. Turney, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Apportionment  
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Finance  
Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Rules  
Stock and Stock-Raising  
26th R.S. - 1899
Colored Deaf, Dumb & Blind Asylum, Special Committee to Investigate Charges against  
Federal Relations  
Finance  
Mining and Irrigation  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
25th R.S. - 1897
Federal Relations  
Finance  
Frontier Protection  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
Privileges and Election  
Public Lands  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
University of Texas Medical Branch, Special Committee to Inspect  
24th R.S. - 1895
Civil Code, Special  
Irrigation  
Mining and Minerals  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
Towns and City Corporations  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Constitutional Amendments  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Minerals  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Town and City Corporations  

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