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William Douglass William Levi Douglass
Full Name: William Levi Douglass
Date of birth: 1853
Date of death: February 1, 1913

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   19th (2) (3)   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Tyler
H 1 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (4) (5)   Democrat Beaumont / Jefferson   Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange
H 1 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Liberty / Liberty   Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty
(1) 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).
(2) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(3) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "credentials of the new members were presented" and "had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
(4) Roster lists name Wm. L. Douglass. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(6) Douglas elected as a democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(8) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 33rd Legislature, R.S., 3/31/1913, p. 1944. Died during the month of February 1913. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biography, W.L. Douglass, p. 249. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Douglass, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. William Douglass, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Douglass, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. William Douglass, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Drouth (Drought) Relief  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    New Capitol, Grounds and Cost of Furnishing  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Enrolled Bills  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Stockraising  
     

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