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William Clemens William Clemens
Full Name: William Clemens, Sr.
Date of birth: October 8, 1843
Date of death: December 24, 1909

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 25 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2)   Democrat New Braunfels / Comal   Blanco, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall, Llano
H 89 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (3) (4)   Democrat New Braunfels / Comal   Blanco, Comal, Gillespie
H 72 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (5)   Democrat New Braunfels / Comal   Bexar, Comal
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 22nd Leg. - 1/14/1891, p. 5, Journal "ordered corrected to show that Sen. Clemens was not present at roll call, but after the election & qualification of secretary he appeared & took the oath." Election of Secretary A.M. Kennedy was 1/13/1891, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William Clemens, pp. 330-331. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas, 1890.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 278-279. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, portrait, and photo of New Braunfels Dam, owned by W. Clemens and others, pp. 192-194. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography, p. 271. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, Capt. Bose's company. Biographical sketch, William Clemens, pp. 330-331. Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas, 1890.
  • Possibly Wm. Clemens, served with Carl Denzer in Company K, 3rd (Luckett's) Texas Infantry, "Captain Bose’s Company at New Braunfels." Civil War Soldiers of Kendall County, Texas, p. 47, crediting the UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • William Clemens, Sr., birth date 10/8/1843, death date 12/24/1909, interment in Comal Cemetery, New Braunfels, Comal County. Find a Grave.
  • Photo and obituary, "Ex-Senator Clemens Will Be Buried Today," San Antonio Express, 12/26/1909, p. 6, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Clemens, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Clemens, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Finance (Chair) 
    Insurance and Statistics  
    Internal Improvements  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
    Towns, Cities and Corporations  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Commerce and Manufacture (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Town and City Corporations  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
    State Affairs  

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