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)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
H 13 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (6)   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) "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.
(5) 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).
(6) "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

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • Wm. Butler Page, birth date 5/7/1848, death date 3/30/1924, burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia, with spouse Annie Saunders Page. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. W.B. Page, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.B. Page, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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