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William Joseph
Full Name: William Joseph
Date of birth: April 22, 1863
Date of death: May 12, 1936

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 8, 1895 - Feb 15, 1895 24th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller

(1) Election contest report, A.C. Tompkins, Contestant, vs. Wm. Joseph, Contestee; Wm. Joseph's letter to the Committee on Privileges and Elections; A.C. Tompkins sworn, 2/15/1895, pp. 310-311. House Journal.
(2) Arthur C. Tompkins, sworn 2/15/1895, unseated William Joseph in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Roster lists William Joseph, House District 41, and notes seat will be contested by Arthur C. Tompkins, Republican. "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituaries and photo, William Joseph, advertising director of the Houston Chronicle. "Wm. Joseph, 73, Succumbs at His Home Here," 5/12/1936, p. 1.
    "William Joseph," 5/13/1936, p. 3. "[In 1881] He disembarked at Galveston, went to Hallettsville where he worked with an uncle, then moved to Hempstead, while yet a very young man. There he worked on the weekly newspaper; which he later came to manage. He gained the esteem of his fellow townsmen and was elected to the legislature. He fought the populist efforts of the day, although truly devoted to progressive principles. At Austin he gained a deep insight into problems of state government, and broadened his field of interests in many directions."
    "Final Tribune Paid to William Joseph by Nearly 1000 Friends, Associates," 5/14/1936, p. 8. Houston Chronicle.
  • Obituary and photo, "William Joseph, Well Known Advertising Man, Passes Away," The Texas Jewish Herald (Houston, Texas), 5/14/1936, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • William Joseph, birth date 4/22/1863 in Kenpen, Germany; death date 5/12/1936 in Houston, Harris County, Texas; advertising director, Houston Chronicle. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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