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W.P. McComb W.P. McComb
Full Name: William Perry McComb
Date of birth: July 26, 1852
Date of death: September 18, 1896

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 8, 1895 - Sep 18, 1896 24th (1) (2)   Democrat Conroe / Montgomery   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
S 15 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Conroe / Montgomery   Grimes, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker
H 54 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (4)   Democrat Montgomery / Montgomery   Harris, Montgomery, Trinity, Walker
(1) "The First District: it will be the battleground for the warmest Congressional fight; in the entire state; Perry McComb and Tom Hall . . . " (includes "Brief Biography" of William Perry McComb - birth date 7/26/1852), 4/5/1896, p. 4. Ran for Congress. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 24th Legislature - 1/8/1895, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators' elect . . . President then administered the oath of office to the above Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 23rd Legislature - 1/10/1893, p. 1, All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day; 1/11/1893, p. 5, Resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes: Drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 24th Legislature - Address of Senator W.P. McComb, 4/30/1895, p. 678 and Appendix pp. 73-74. Address includes discussion of debates in the 24th Senate and presentation of silver service to Lieutenant Governor George Jester. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and drawing, "Candidates for Congress: William Perry M'Comb," 4/6/1896, p. 4. Birth date 7/26/1852. Galveston Daily News.
  • NEAL, GEORGE D. (1853-1916). In 1896, was elected to the Texas Senate to fill the unexpired term of W.P. McComb. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, William Perry McComb, pp. 302-303. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 275-276. " . . . Elected to State Senate in 1896 to serve the unexpired term of Senator W.P. McComb, deceased, at the expiration of which he was re-elected for a full term of four years." Year book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Other Resources
  • William Perry McComb, Democrat, lawyer, age 34 in 1889, born in Missouri. Card File.
  • Obituary and drawing, "Senator W.P. McComb: dies at his home in Conroe. Remains taken to Montgomery for interment," 9/19/1896, p. 5. Died at his home "this morning" (dateline Sept. 18); birth date 7/26/1852. Galveston Daily News.
  • Listed in Early History of Grimes County by E.L. Blair 1930, pp. 205-209, "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931." Includes years of service, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.P. McComb, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.P. McComb, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.P. McComb, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
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    Constitutional Amendments  
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    Federal Relations  
    General Land Office (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Health  
    Rules (Chair) 
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    General Land Office  
    Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Lands  
    Rules (Chair) 
    Rules for Impeachment Proceeding  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office (Chair) 
    21st R.S. - 1889
    General Education Bill  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial of John M. Swisher  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reports of the Supreme and Appellate Courts, Investigate  
    Representation and Apportionment  

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