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W.B. Whitacre William Bye Whitacre
Full Name: William Bye Whitacre
Date of birth: June 6, 1829
Date of death: April 25, 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 99 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2)   Populist Lingleville / Erath   Erath

(1) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Populist. Roster, "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
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 31st Legislature, 4th C.S., 8/30/1910, p. 90. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William Bye Whitacre, pp. 569-571. Born 6/6/1829, native of Ohio, married Miss Matilda Roberts 10/6/1851. ". . . in the fall of 1894, at the urgent solicitation of many friends, he became the candidate on the ticket of the People's party for the legislature, and was triumphantly elected." History of Texas Supplemented With Biographical Mention of Many Prominent Persons and Families of the State, Central Texas, 1896.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Erath County, Texas State Troops. Military grave marker, W.B. Whitacre, birth date 6/6/1829, death date 4/25/1910. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • William Bye Whitacre of Erath County, pp. 213, 294, 406. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism, 2020.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.B. Whitacre, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Federal Relations  
    Mining and Minerals  

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