William Kercheval Homan

Full Name: William Kercheval Homan
Date of birth: August 14, 1847
Date of death: April 12, 1908

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Greenback Caldwell / Burleson   Austin, Burleson, Washington
S 20 Jan 14, 1879 - Jul 9, 1879 16th (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)   Greenback Caldwell / Burleson   Austin, Burleson, Washington

(1) Republican, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Independent Greenbacker. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) "The returns from Austin county, as far as heard from, show the following ahead: for . . . legislature — Cochrane, dem.; senate, Homan, rep." 11/8/1878, p. 2 Galveston Daily News.
(5) Republican, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) William K. Homan resigned 7/9/1879, and succeeded himself in special election 2/17/1880. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) 16th Legislature, 1st C.S. - William K. Homan resigned to assume duties of U.S. district attorney for the eastern district of Texas, 7/9/1879, pp. 349-350. Includes resolution and honors for Senator Homan on his resignation. Senate Journal.
(8) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(9) Independent Greenbacker. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • HOMAN, WILLIAM KERCHEVAL (1847-1908). "In 1878 he was elected to represent District Twenty, comprising Burleson, Washington, and Brazos counties, in the Senate of the Sixteenth Texas Legislature, 1879–80. After one session he tendered his resignation, but it was never acted upon. He was reelected to the Seventeenth Legislature . . . " Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary, Judge William K. Homan, The Western Light (Snyder, Texas), 4/17/1908, pp. 1, 3. Served in Texas Senate in 1878 and 1880. Death date 4/12/1908 in Colorado County. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, William Kercheval Homan, p. 245. Born 8/14/1847 in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.


  • Photograph. W.K. Homan, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills  
General Land Office  
Insurance, Statistics and History of Texas  
Judiciary No. 2  
Places of Business and Suitable Buildings for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Commissioners of Appeals  
Public Claims and Accounts  
Public Debt  
Public Printing  
Quarters for State Departments, Select (Co-Chair) 
Revision of Rules (Chair) 
State Indebtedness  
16th R.S. - 1879
Commerce and Manufactures  
Governor's Message, Election of County Officers in Harrison and Smith Counties  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Land Frauds  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Revision of Code  

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