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Walter Gresham Walter Gresham
Full Name: Walter Gresham
Date of birth: July 22, 1841
Date of death: November 6, 1920

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston
H 65 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
H 65 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (5)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) Gresham resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(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) 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).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • GRESHAM, Walter (1841-1920). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • GRESHAM, WALTER (1841-1920). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Volume II, pp. 496-497, 499-500. Historical Review of South-east Texas and the Founders, Leaders and Representative Men of Its Commerce, Industry and Civic Affairs, 1910.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 24th Virginia Cavalry. Walter Gresham, birth date 7/22/1841, death date 11/20/1920. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 61, 161. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Walter Gresham (1841-1920), interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Galveston. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Galvestonian Is Claimed by Death: End Comes Suddenly to Col. Gresham," Galveston Tribune, Monday, 11/8/1920, p. 11. Notes Gresham died Saturday evening (11/6/1920). NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walter Gresham, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Article 5, Constitution of the State of Texas  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    International and Great Northern Railroad, Investigate the Receivership  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Clerk of the Supreme Court at Austin, Investigate (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Incorporation Laws  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Finance (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvement  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial Resolution for Hon. B. Rush Plumley (Chair) 
    New Capitol, Furnishing  
    New Capitol, Governor's Message  
    Proposition by T.H. Wheless, Stenographic Report of the Proceedings of the Legislature  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Revision of Rules  

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