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Dr. William F. Sharp William Franklin Sharp
Full Name: William Franklin Sharp
Date of birth: June 8, 1840
Date of death: October 8, 1913

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 51 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Davilla / Milam   Bell, Milam, Robertson
H 57 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Davilla / Milam   Milam
(1) DAVILLA, TEXAS. "Davilla is on Farm Road 487 eighteen miles west of Cameron in western Milam County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Bell County. House Journal.
(3) Davilla, Bell County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Wm. Franklin Sharp, Davilla. 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).
(5) Home county, Bell. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(6) Milam County. House Journal.
(7) Davilla, Milam County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Dr. Wm. F. Sharp Succumbs," Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, 10/23/1913, p. 6, crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library. Dr. William Franklin Sharp, birth date 6/8/1840 in Frankfort, Kentucky; served in 18th and 20th Legislatures; "passed away at his home in Davilla" on 10/8/1913, "prominent medical practitioner in Milam County." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, W.F. Sharp of Davilla, p. 263. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • Dr. William Franklin Sharp, birth date 6/8/1840, death date 10/8/1913, interment in Davilla Cemetery, Davilla, Milam County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in SHARP, TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. William F. Sharp, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Educational Affairs  
    Internal Improvement  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
    Texas Siftings Publication, Select  

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