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Walter Tipps Walter E. Tips
Full Name: Walter E. Tips
Other surnames: Tipps
Date of birth: July 23, 1841
Date of death: April 20, 1911

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 12, 1897 23rd (2)   24th (1)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Burnet, Travis, Williamson
(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 23rd Legislature - Walter Tipps. 24th Legislature - Tips. Senate Journal. 23rd R.S.
  • 24th R.S.
    Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Death Came Suddenly: Walter Tips, Prominent Austin Merchant, Passed Away . . . ," 4/21/1911, p. 10. "Mr. Tips served as State Senator for four years during the late 90s and was for twelve or fifteen years a member of the State Penitentiary Commission, beginning this service under Governor Ireland." "At the breaking out of the war between the states he volunteered for service as a Confederate and served throughout the war on the Texas coast, coming out at the end as a lieutenant of artillery." Austin Statesman.
  • Person Sheet, biography, and portrait - Walter E. Tips, Founder of Walter Tips Co. and Engine Works. Texas State Senator. Birth date 7/23/1841 in Elberfeld, Germany; death date 4/20/1911 in Austin. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis Co., Texas. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 6th Field Battery, Texas Light Artillery, enlistment date 10/14/1861 in Austin, Texas. Walter E. Tips, Texas, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Walter Tips, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • "Tips May Be Tops for Development: Old Steel Plant Might One Day Be Surrounded by Tony Shops," by Shonda Novak, 9/12/2003. Beachman Foundry & Machine Co. (now Tips Iron and Steel) co-founded by State Sen. Walter Tips in 1899. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Walter Tips, birth date 7/23/1841 in Germany, death date 4/20/1911 in Austin, Travis County, Texas, hardware merchant and banker. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Walter Tips, death date 4/20/1911, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Find a Grave.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - Walter Tips, postoffice Austin, nativity Germany, age 51, merchant, 43 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walter Tips, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walter Tipps, 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Judicial Districts  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    Town and City Corporations  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
     

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