Washington Lafayette Denman

Full Name: Washington Lafayette Denman
Date of birth: November 23, 1830
Date of death: December 18, 1891

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Nacogdoches
H 6 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (3)   Democrat Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Nacogdoches
H 3 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Washington Lafeyette Denman (abt. 1831-1891), Comment, Colonel Washington Lafayette Denman includes service in Legislature, account of death. Abram Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • W.L. Denman, death date 12/18/1891, inscription: aged 61 years, 25 days, burial in Walker Cemetery, Redland, Angelina County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. W.N. Denman, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.L. Denman, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.L. Denman, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
County and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Indian Affairs  
Private Land Claims  
Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
15th R.S. - 1876
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
14th R.S. - 1874
Judges M. Walker and Wesley Ogden, Supreme Court (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Removal of Judge J.B. Williamson, 6th Judicial District  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 

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