W.L. McGaughey

William Lafayette McGaughey

Full Name: William Lafayette McGaughey
Date of birth: February 26, 1837
Date of death: March 28, 1912

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Tolar / Hood   Hood, Parker, Tarrant
H 40 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Erath, Hood, Somervell
H 40 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (3)   Democrat Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Erath, Hood, Somervell
H 40 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Erath, Hood, Somervell

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) 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).
(3) 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

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private and 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 16th Alabama Infantry, enlisted 7/15/1861. W.L. McGaughey, Tolar, Hood County, born circa 1836 in Alabama. Pension No. 15700, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • William Lafayette McGaughey, burial in Granbury Cemetery, Granbury, Hood County. Includes photo. Find a Grave.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Constitutional Amendments  
Education (Chair) 
Education Department, Special  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Uniformity of Text-books, Special  
University and Medical Branch, Special (Chair) 
University of Texas, Investigate, Special  
21st R.S. - 1889
Capitol Elevator, Investigate the Cost of Running (Chair) 
North Texas Insane Asylum  
State Asylums (Chair) 
Water Supply  
20th R.S. - 1887
Agricultural & Mechanical College at Bryan and the State University, Money and Lands, Select  
County Government and County Finance  
Drouth (Drought) Sufferers  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Health and Vital Statistics  
Revenue and Taxation  
19th R.S. - 1885
Private Land Claims  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
Revenue and Taxation  

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