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William Blassingame William Blassingame
Full Name: William Blassingame
Date of birth: January 13, 1836
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1)   15th (2)   Democrat Sandusky / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 15th Legislature - 4/18/1876, p. 1. All Senators listed in roll call as "Senators elect [who] answered to their names, presented their credentials, and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution"; in Drawing of Senatorial Terms 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, pp. 21-22. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biography, p. 242. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William Blassingame, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. William Blassingame, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate Sergeant-at-arms office, west wall. 2E.10A). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Educational Affairs  
    Federal Relations  
    Governor's Mansion  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
    Penitentiary  
    Public Lands  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    State Asylums  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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