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William T. Armistead William Thomas Armistead
Full Name: William Thomas Armistead
Other surnames: Armisted
Date of birth: October 25, 1848
Date of death: September 1, 1920

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion
S 4 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   20th (3) (4)   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Titus
H 17 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
H 17 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (10)   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
(5) Home address, Jefferson; home county, Marion. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Postoffice, Jefferson. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(7) Home county, Marion. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(8) Jefferson is the county seat of Marion County. In 1846 Jefferson became the county seat of Cass County, upon that county's separation from Bowie County, and served as such until Linden became county seat in 1852. Handbook of Texas Online.
(9) Bowie County. House Journal.
(10) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biography, p. 253. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 359, 362. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • ARMISTEAD, WILLIAM THOMAS (1848-1920). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William T. Armistead, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wiliam T. Armistead, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William T. Armistead, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William T. Armistead, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William T. Armistead, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Education  
    Finance  
    Incorporation Laws  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Rules  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    State Institutions of Learning  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Constitutional Amendments Address  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Land Office  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    North Texas Insane Asylum at Terrell  
    Penitentiaries  
    Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylum (Chair) 
    State University at Austin  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Capitol Contract  
    Internal Improvement (Chair) 
    J.M. Tryon, Clerk of Judiciary Committee No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments Address  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial Services for Hon. W.H. Tucker of Anderson and Hon. A.J. Leo of Hidalgo  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    San Antonio  
     

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