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William Allen William Allen
Full Name: William Allen
Date of birth: March 18, 1832
Date of death: August 12, 1908

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 20th (3) (4)   21st (1) (2)   Unaffiliated Rock Hill / Collin   Collin, Denton
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." 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).
(4) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Poem, pp. 25-26; photo and biographical sketch, p. 47, birth date 3/18/1834, death date 8/12/1908; election results, p. 365. History and Reminiscences of Denton County, 1918.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 62-63, birth date 3/18/1835. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 155-156, birth date 3/18/1835. "A Jeffersonian Democrat of the real old kind." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 365-367. Birth date 3/18/1834, "died recently at Frisco, Collin County, Texas" (book published 10/27/1908). Sixty Years in Texas, 1908.
  • Other Resources
  • Rev. William Allen, birth date 3/18/1832 and death date 8/12/1908 on grave marker, portrait, interment in Pecan Springs Cemetery, Collin County. Find a Grave.
  • "Mortuary, William Allen Dead," 8/13/1908, p. 3. Denton, Texas, 8/12/1908. Died at home in Collin County "this morning . . . aged nearly 88 years." "Although a staunch Democrat, he made the race as an independent for the State Senate . . ." Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Allen, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Allen, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Road Legislation  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylums  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylum  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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