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William Linton William Linton
Full Name: William Nelson Linton
Date of birth: November 29, 1830
Date of death: May 21, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 32 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Greenback Montgomery / Montgomery   Montgomery
H 32 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th   Greenback Montgomery / Montgomery   Montgomery
(1) "Linton, greenbacker, for local representative, is elected by near 100 majority," p. 1, 11/6/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Greenbacker, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Greenbacker. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William Nelson Linton, p. 260. Elected to the 16th Legislature as a Greenbacker. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary and death notices, Houston Daily Post, Dallas Morning News, and Brownsville Herald. Relatives: William Nelson Linton - father-in-law; Robert Byron Rentfro - son-in-law. Donated Material.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Linton,17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Private Land Claims  
    State Asylums  

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