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W.B. Page William Butler Page
Full Name: William Butler Page
Other surnames: Paige
Date of birth: May 7, 1848
Date of death: March 30, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Angelina, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison
H 13 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
H 13 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (8)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
(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) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.
(4) Name listed, W.B. Page. House Journal.
(5) Name listed, William B. Page. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) "His Democracy is not questioned, as he has done much to advance the principles in which he is thoroughly imbued," p. 163. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(7) 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).
(8) "He is a Democrat who has done much for the party, and has ever labored for its success," p. 46. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, W.B. Page, p. 46. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, W.B. Paige, pp. 162-163. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, William B. Page, pp. 208-209. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch. History of Houston County, by Armistead Albert Aldrich, 1943, p. 185. Married Miss Annie Saunders. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • William Butler Page, birth date 5/7/1848, death date 3/30/1924, interment with spouse Annie Saunders Page in Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia. Find a Grave.
  • 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.B. Page, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.B. Page, 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.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Apportionment and Representation  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Department, Examine  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
    Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices (Chair) 
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Claims and Accounts  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Internal Improvement  
    Memorial Resolution for Hon. W.F. Upton of Fayette County  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  
    State University at Austin  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvement  

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